Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”
It amazes me that after everything we’ve gone through in the past few months and everything that it’s possible the rest of 2020 holds for us, that God planned for you and I to be here at this exact time. I’ve been holding on with hope to the idea that sometimes the most unassuming things or biggest messes lead to some of the best things; for example how a tiny seed produces lots of food for us, how you combine/knead/bake ingredients together to make bread, or how you have to destroy a building that’s falling down or dangerous and then clean up the mess before you can build a new one.
I have to believe that even as devastating and challenging as the past few months have been that even if we have a little more struggle to go, we’ll be able to recover and build an even better and stronger and more prepared future. I have to believe in each one of us being here at this time to be able to support each other and the world with our specific gifts. I have to believe that everything we’ve worked to win these past few months won’t be a waste. I have to believe that God did make us wiser than some of us seem to be sometimes and that we will figure out how to work together to deal with things. I have to believe that God didn’t bring our world through world wars, plagues, floods and other natural disasters only to give up on us now (unless of course it’s time to go Home).
I believe in fresh starts, in making changes and improvements, being forgiven and being given a second chance. It’s not often that we all experience a life transformation or calling to step further into the plans God has for us and the abilities He’s given us, but here we are. As we look to what comes next in the coming days, months and year, what is God asking of you? What is God calling you to do? Is God asking you to make some changes in your life, to do something new and different? How are you seeing the plans God has for you coming to fruition?