You might have been in the right place at the right time. Then you saw a boulder in the road not previously there. So, what do you do?

The COVID-19 pandemic showed up around the world without announcing its arrival. Such is life. It is stormy. The climate may not seem ideal. Yet, we don’t need to waste this time. You and I could try to trust in ourselves or do something else but self-confidence is not enough in this global climate. Our best is not enough. Don’t worry.

There’s Someone greater than us that we can look up to during times like these. With what's happened so far and with what’s happening now, let us put our hope in God. As the above verse states, he’ll renew our strength. Let us see this obstacle as an opportunity to use our time positively in a new way. Let us continue to develop our gifts to answer God’s call in our lives. This will give us hope.

Grow your gift any way you can. Or develop a new gift. Use the resources you have access to, no matter how limited. Believe God Almighty can give us another chance to soar as high as an eagle again and grab hold of the opportunity at hand.

Use what you have at this time of life. You may never get this chance again. You may not work on your vision in the same way as before because of the current crisis. Work with what you have. Make the most of it.

God’s gift and his call will not change. So, let us change and adapt to the situations life brings.

Dear God, help me to be hopeful, strong and soar like an eagle during this time of life. Help me overcome and make the most of my time. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Go Deeper— Do you have time to develop a new gift or to grow your gift? Reflect on one action you can take to bring a positive change that will impact others.

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