Despite the uncertainties of 2020, we have quite a lot to be grateful for. God has sustained us in divine protection, provision, and health. I believe that quarantine also birthed positive things in our lives. It allowed time for self-reflection and personal communion with God. We have adjusted to many things, frequently adapting to the mandates and regulations associated with the crisis. While it is utterly sad to see the economic demise of business and the deaths globally, we are still grateful for God’s faithfulness through the comfort and strength that He provided us through these challenging times.
Among the positive things that the crisis birthed are amazing ingenuity, creativity, thinking out of the box, new ventures, flexibility, and adjustment to change. Regardless of where you are, this crisis forced us to think and do things differently. I believe that we are still in the incubation period; many inventions will come out from this crisis. These inventions will result in much more productivity and efficiency in life, ministry, and business operation than before. Another incentive from this crisis has been the need to collaborate and unite with one another have also enjoyed watching ministries collaborating at a larger scale, supporting believers through various media platforms!
2020 was a year of reflection, rediscovery, and reinvention; I believe each of us in one of this category right now. So I encourage you to celebrate where you are with thanksgiving and praise to God and don’t be concerned about who is doing what. The processes that God uses to mature us differs from one person to another, and it is God who determines the length of the maturation process. As others advance in their life or ministries, celebrate them. If God leads you to be a part of another’s maturation process, do so without withholding anything back. Beware that you could be supporting another’s vision while God still has yours in the infancy stages. Watching another launch or succeed while yours is pending can be a challenge, but remember we are ONE BODY, called for each other’s edification and success. Moreover, to each person, grace has been given according to the measure of Christ’s gift (Ephesian 4).
I sense that as the year ends, we are in the rediscover and reinvention stages. Seek God for the direction of how you should move forward next year. Partner with the Holy Spirit in all areas of your life. Trust that God is with you, and He will complete what He has started with you (Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 3:20). Celebrate where you are exuberantly! As others advance, celebrate them too. Let us continue to foster unity and collaboration as ONE, the Body of Jesus Christ!
Thank you all for your support and prayers this year. Wishing you a celebratory Merry Christmas and Blessings in the New Year!