I love to travel. Like- nothing makes me happier than to immerse myself in another country’s culture, indulge in their cuisine and to explore a whole new world.
Storytime: My friend invited me on a trip for her birthday to Madrid and Paris. I’ve never crossed the Atlantic Ocean yet, so of course, I was all in! I bought (thrifted) sweaters, new luggage, paid for my trip in full and then the unimaginable happened – the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic. ?
Swiftly, our plans for travel were halted. I was heartbroken. Y’all, this was the one trip I wanted to go on and looked forward to the most. I had outfits planned, our hotels were booked, itinerary was on deck and we were ready to go. I was about to live my best life in Europe – or so I thought. God had different plans for me back in Dallas – most importantly he was concerned about my safety and well-being. I have purpose inside of me that could have been compromised by my over-zealousness to travel. So after a day or so of being sad – my countenance soon changed to gratefulness. Grateful for good health, life, and peace of mind.
My focus has now shifted to being concerned about others who are suffering from the virus, lost their job or have no food to eat. I’m looking for small ways to help others and be a light during this season.
As you guys can see, although I made my plans, God intervened and disrupted everything instantly. He has the final say in everything! So as you make plans, leave room for God to intervene.
P.S. The trip has been rescheduled for a later date and we will go if it’s the Lord’s will.
QOTD: How have you been impacted my Coronavirus?
“We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but GOD ’s purpose prevails.”
Proverbs 19:21 – MSG