Quarantine Reflections & Prayer
Wow who would have thought that we would ever see days like this in our lifetime? I know I didn’t. I have heard so many people say that they wish they could start 2020 all over again. Or some have even told me that they feel like it has been a full year in 3 short months. I live in NY and today it snowed. It’s technically spring so that shouldn’t be the case but it did. Funny enough last week Thursday I woke up with snow on the brain. When I opened my eyes the first thing that I said to the Lord was, “God maybe if you let it snow, and give us a cold day, it could freeze the Coron a away.
I am no scientist, but in my mind, if it’s cold or hot enough it should do something in the environment to kill germs, bacteria, viruses. Hmm, prayerfully thinking maybe, but God let it snow today, which actually made me smile.
Now that the government in NY and in many states in America have us on pause, what will you do with this time? Are you able to work from home? Or are you an essential worker who is allowed to go to work? Or are you like me and you fall under the nonessential business? I am a Hairstylist and Salon Suite Owner by profession. So I am at home until the government says so.
For many people, this is an adjustment. Having more time at home than what you are used to can really be a good thing. Even if you don’t think so. Those of us who live in NY even if you live in the suburbs like me, 9xs out of 10 you are always on the go. Working, commuting, etc. This causes us to slow down and take a pause. Pause can be defined as a temporary stop in action or speech. The Good thing about it is, it’s temporary, the only uncertainty comes in not knowing how long.
We could look at this thing in so many ways. No matter how you flip this coin it doesn’t feel good. The reality is maybe we needed to take a break, a pause, a slow down. I mean NY is known for being the city that never sleeps. Now look NY is sleeping. It has no choice it must rest in order to get better.
Do I like not being able to work in my salon? No. Do I have tons of other things that I put off because of working in? Yes, what about you? I am sure that there are things that you know you needed to do and complete long ago that you may have not. Don’t get me wrong, work is a legitimate reason, but sometimes you have to know when to stop and pause and take a break.
Today I spent most of the day organizing my creative space. My creative space is upstairs in my home where I can do all the things I need to do. It has multi-purposes. It’s my storage space, office space, art room, and my prayer closet all in one. I had been saying I was going to organize it for a long time and it never happened. Today it did, my next step will be to decorate it. Then I will be able to show the transformation
I am not sure if I wasn’t on pause that I would’ve made the time to do it. I feel accomplished and proud of myself. This is just one of the things that I need to do while my full time business is closed. I have a list of a few things to do. In the meantime, I have a place set up for me to go to to get the job done. That job not being hair either. The job of getting and setting things in order. There is so much more to do but at least I got the main thing done. Tomorrow it will be another task I am sure.
I may take this conference that I was supposed to go to in-person which is now online. I may do some more blogging, writing, creating some e-courses, or creating social media content. I for sure need to be working on my online business. Nonetheless, I will make use of the creative space for sure.
Let us pray, Father God in the name of Jesus, I come to you Lord asking you to allow your children at this time and hour to be comforted with peace. Lord the peace that surprises all understanding. God as your children are home whether they are working or not, let them not be anxious. Lord I come against anything in that would make them feel like the 4 walls of their home are caving in on them.
Lord, I prophesy that your children will begin to reflect and think about the things that matter the most to you. Father let your children seek you like never before. Lord let them keep their eyes on you and not anything else. Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that peace be their portion and not fear, in Jesus’s name, AMEN.