What a year!
The beauty about this year 2020 for me was the fact that, while we were crossing-over into the year, it was said in my church that it will be the “Year of the Spirit”. Usually when words like that come out, I am one to analyze the year to find out if indeed what was said happened; 2020, I must say was indeed the year of the Spirit.
A lot of people do not understand when I say it was the year of the Spirit and what I mean basically is that, it was a year where a lot of human wisdom (what we have been used to) failed; we had to re-invent ourselves and build a new reality (e.g. Work From Home)
I was working with my former company as at the beginning of the year; fast forward to March 2020, just about when the lockdown began, I lost the job. Although, losing the job was not unexpected, it came with its challenges. I had the option of staying on the job but I chose to walk – This took a toll on people around me. Questions were asked, opinions were given, etc. It came with a bit of pressure to apply for another job immediately because the “How are you going to survive” question was very resounding from everyone, even though I knew that I actually just needed a BREAK.
It also came with a lot of blessings, one of which was “MORE TIME” to do as many things as I could; I will share a summary of some of the things I learnt during this long break.
Resuming by 8am is highly overrated: Even though I have had this thought for a while, but the lockdown solidified the “work from home” concept for me. I started asking questions like, why do we all have to resume work at 8am? What if we all don’t resume at 8am, will that ease traffic in this city a little bit or will the world end?
That is not the main point; the actual lesson from this was, “Change is Inevitable”. People tend to talk away the possibilities of change happening in their relationships, with their businesses, jobs, religion, etc. However, 2020 taught me that, to understand change you have to go through it. We all came out stronger at the end of it all, you see?
Also, I have been a Christian for as long as I can remember, but my faith was really questioned this year. The beauty about it is that it has led me to a journey of understanding what Christianity is all about in the first place. I will like to ask a question here; it will require deep introspection. You might not like the answers you get but trust me, it is only a start of a journey you will not regret;
- Why do you believe what you believe? – Was it because you were told it is true? Is it actually true? What are the tangible evidences?
Finding answers to these questions will take you on a journey of discovery that will change your perception about life generally. These questions can be applied to every area of life e.g. your belief about money, where did it come from? Is it the truth?
I did learn never to judge anybody as well. You know how the good book says that ‘The heart of man is desperately wicked, who can know it?”. The questions from this will be that, if you were put in the same circumstances as Adolf Hitler, having the same upbringing, education and people around you, do you think you will do the exact same things he did during his time? Selah
I learnt so much in 2020, this writing cannot give full expression to the things on my heart though; I believe in 2021, I will have the opportunity and the utterance to share some of these learnings with you.
Thank you Pero, for this opportunity once again, I do not take it for granted.
Season’s Greetings from Perry’s Tots.🎄
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