As most of you know, we have all been facing the global Pandemic of the Covid-19 virus #CoronaVirus. Initially I had no intentions of blogging about it, figuring that there is enough news surrounding the panic and I didn’t want to be one more person adding fuel on an already blazing fire. But, if you read my latest post you know by now that I decided to change my mind
All across the world right now persons are facing panic, trauma and a lot of uncertainty because of the effects of Covid-19. Persons are afraid, many have lost loved ones, some may not even know if their loved ones are still alive in places like Italy, some persons are sick and many others are wondering if they will be next. And all of these emotions and feelings are completely understandable but so very heartbreaking.
Hi friends, its been a hot minute 😅. As most of you know I was struggling terribly with my health during December 2019, which seriously hampered my Christmas plans. That was a bummer. Then I spent the earlier half of January 2020 trying to recover and get back into a routine.
During that time I decided to try and just take things easy so I held off on doing a few activities to give my body a chance to recooperate. That decidedly took longer than I intially anticipated for various reasons. I had a bit of a crisis of self.
What I mean by that is during my time of not doing anything I really started to reevaluate to value of things I had been doing before I got sick. There are so many dreams that I’ve had over the years and projects that I’ve wanted to do and honestly I just kept talking about them but never made any moves to do any of them. That bothers me.
I started feeling like my life was really lacking purpose. Sure I was doing this blog but at the same time I was allowing so many talents and skills that God has given to me to lie dormant within myself and go to waste. I was talking about purpose alot but I wasn’t walking in it myself. I felt like a fraud.
That led me to do some real soul searching and I had to ask myself, “what do I have to offer this world? How can I serve God’s people with the tools he’s given me.” The question came easily. The answer? Not so much. I felt like I was pulling teeth, my own teeth, trying to get answers. Until a friend of mine, Mark, helped me out by pushing me to say aloud the things that I’m passionate about (i.e. super interested in) – more details on that later.
It took me a while to answer because I had to be honest with myself, which is sometimes a vulnerable position to be in. And during that time I didn’t feel right blogging, there was just a block for me, which left you guys hanging and I’m really sorry about that.
This time of soul searching has really pushed me out of my comfort zone which is a great thing because I truly believe that’s the only way we can grow. And with this growth I have some great news to share with you and a bunch of new projects on the way.
In about a month, Keela’s Chronicles will be releasing its first ever…. (wait for it).
You heard it heard it here first and as the days go by leading up to the release I will be sharing a lot more about it with all of and many of you may get the opportunity to receive special prizes and giveaways.
Yes, friends you read correctly and I am so excited to share this news with you. Amid the growing panic and frustration in the world I still believe that 2020 has the potential to be a year of great things for the vast majority. And as believers I think our response to this new pandemic ‘Covid-19’ #Coronavirus should be one of prayer, praise and practicality. Stay tuned for my post on this soon.
Thank you all for your patience with me this year and I look forward to growing with the Chroniclers Community so much more during this year.
Remember to stay positive chroniclers. I love you all ♥️♥️♥️.
Can you believe that in a few hours, 2019 will be over? We are about to enter a whole new decade (God’s willing at least). It seems so surreal to me.
I honestly can’t believe how quickly this year went by. It seems like just yesterday it was the start of a new year and we were just trying to get accustomed to writing 2019 instead of 2018. I mean just the other day I actually did signed a document “2018”.
It’s no joke when they say that time waits for no man.
For the better part of the last three weeks I have been so sick. Which is a rough way to go about ending a year. Especially when the Christmas season (my favourite time of year) falls so close to the end.
Even more disappointing was that because of my unfortunate battle with my health these past few weeks I wasn’t able to continue “Countdown to Christmas”. There were so many things I was looking forward to sharing with you guys, but I guess it’ll just have to wait until next year, hopefully.
There is one good thing that came with being sick though. It was the opportunity to reflect. And trust me I had a lot to reflect on. Its crazy how even though it feels like the year went by in the blink of an eye, it also feels like so much happened this year.
I have learned so much about myself in 2019 that thinking about the magnitude of it actually surprises me.
2019 taught me patience, and I know that sounds cliché, but there were so many situations where I had to learn to wait, to be silent and still and allow God to work things out the way he wanted to.
2019 taught me to Wait on God! This one was hard and I think its a lesson that’ll continue into 2020. But I’ve realized that God’s timing is really best and trying to pursue anything outside of his Will, will only leave me destitute and running back to Him wishing I’d waites in the first place
2019 taught me that sometimes God allows the storms to rage so that we can remember to look to him. The storms were rocky this year and the devil really tried it but in my quest for peace God reminded me of promises and my life changed.
“My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees”. – Psalms 119:71
This scripture definitely sums up my year.
2019 brought me calling! For the majority of the year at church we have been making declarations of purpose and destiny and this year God delivered!! Honestly I believe that the answer was always there but without the hardships of this year I wouldn’t have gotten close enough to God to hear him whispering the words.
Soooo many things happened this year, I feel like it would take me an entire week to type it all. Most importantly though was the fact that this year solidified my relationship with God in so many ways. I am so excited to see what He has in store for me next year.
I pray the very best for all of you during the upcoming year. May your relationship with God, your family and yourself flourish and grow to measures beyond your minds comprehension. I pray that 2020 will be a year of Vision, Answered Prayers and Strength to fight against the devil’s plans.
I want to say a special thank you to all of you for your support this year. To those of you who read faithfully, you are the real MVPs.
Taniel, Stephon, Kiani – you guys are a faithful bunch and your support means more to me than I can say.
I’m sure 2019 has taught us all something. Comment one thing that you’re thankful for this year.
I love you all Chroniclers. Have a lovely evening and do ring in the new year with a shout of praise.