There are so many things I need to do.
SO MANY THINGS. I can rattle off a list in a second. (Talking about rattle, have you watched the new song Rattle by Elevation Worship?)
But then you know what happened? The COVID-19!
Of course, you know about it. Your story is similar. You had all these plans for 2020. The 2020 vision and all. Churches all around the world preached a great New Year’s message that fired up everyone to dream big. Then the virus hit sending us all into our homes without so much as a goodbye hug.
All the plans we had is just hanging in the air. How long will this be?
Do I sit still until this blows over? How do I sit still? Never done that before. Is it ever going to blow over? I sigh in relief and confusion at the same time. Maybe I need this break. Maybe this is for good. I need this rest. I see the difference this is bringing in my life. In all our lives.
I needed to remember that none of these things really matter as much as knowing Jesus and spreading the Gospel. All the hustling and trying to make money had to take the backseat. Does it really matter how much money I make? Or the job I have? Or the title after my name? Or even the friends I have? Or the clothes I wear? We work with our pajamas now anyway.
My focus has shifted. I don’t care about any of those plans anymore. I care more about being faithful to God’s plan for His bride. I’ve been thinking more about my friends and family who don’t know Jesus and it scares me. Does it scare you? It should. If there is anything this virus can teach us, it is that nothing in this world really matters except knowing Jesus and making Him known. So today, stop for a second and ask yourself – what is the worst that can happen to us? Death? Well, then let me conclude with these words by late Nabeel Qureshi.
“What the resurrection means is… that if it comes to a point in your life where it seems that even death is inevitable and there is no way to escape it, well, death is not the end. There is more. There is hope no matter what.”
—Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24