Most people wake up to the sound of an alarm, whether on their phone, clock or even through advanced technology like Alexa. When the alarm buzzes, it jumps start the day’s ritual.
Today, that alarm is Covid-19 and it has triggered another type of buzz. It has jump start our day with fear. I never thought in my lifetime I would ever experience anything of this magnitude. The entire world is on pause. Businesses have come to a screeching halt and/or have closed, all non-essential businesses and/or retail stores are not able to conduct business, essential stores are over-crowded with people wanting items that the stores can’t keep stocked, people are hoarding and are asked to self-quarantine. People are living in fear not knowing what the next moment will bring.
Fear is a fake emotion that causes one to stop taking action because of the false feeling of danger ahead. Another way to look at fear is False emotions appearing real. So, why is the world living in fear? The world is living in fear because they don’t know the One who sits high and looks low. They don’t have a relationship with God. Their affairs are not in order. You see, fear is a choice, not a way of life. People are tuned in to CNN, MSNBC and their local stations, not knowing the one and only true God. They allow themselves to be fed by the local media outlets. Whatever you feed your mind is the product of what your life produces.
In the beginning of all of this even as a daughter of the King, I was fearful. I was fearful because I didn’t understand how this could happen. I got caught up. I allowed those around me to inflect their fears upon me. I was allowing those around me, media outlets, & social media platforms consume & cloud my thinking. I had to get myself together. I began to pray, and the Holy Spirit spoke to me, reminding me that I’m the daughter of the Highest.
This pandemic is God’s wake up call. He is calling his children to stand up and share the gospel. He is calling those straggling the fence and calling the ones that know him and walked away from him out of anger. He is sounding the alarm and it’s one we must hear and jumpstart what He has called us to do.
There are so many scriptures that I could list about what God word says about fear. I will share one that speaks to me loud and clear. II Timothy 1:7; for God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but one of power, love and self-discipline.
This is not a time to panic. This is a time of self-reflection and a time to spend with family & more importantly God. It’s a wake-up call to get your house in order. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the last, the one who created the world and the only one that can end the pandemic.
The alarm is loud and clear. II Chronicles 7:14, says, “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”
The alarm is buzzing! Take this time and restore your relationship with God or get even closer to Him. Limit your intake of the media and feed it more with pray & the Word of God. God alone is in control; He’s worthy and will get the glory.
Time to Wake Up!