In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, disappointment and frustrations will continue to build unless you adjust to the new reality.
You may think – “Let me get the urgent out of the way, then get on with the really important.” Actually, that doesn’t work – the important things always get left behind. Family, time with God, relationships, etc. – these are things that we lose.
Maybe what’s bothering you is not being able to go out and see a friend – to shake a hand, give a hug, and have lunch. Or maybe it’s the fifth Zoom call of the day that takes just a bit more energy than a face-to-face conversation.
“Assume nothing” is a motto I try to live by in leading a discipleship group. I want to lead in a way that prioritizes listening over assumptions. This is a challenge, because we are all making assumptions constantly.
Living missionally is hard because it is a call to live generously. It’s not natural to make your life about others for their benefit and not your own. At least, it isn’t for me. But I don’t think I am alone in that.