When Disaster hits, don't panic. Stay Calm! God’s got you covered.
Disaster, calamity, jealousy, envy, breakup, lost, sickness these are all harsh realities of life oftentimes we are faced with. And what do you do when life hits you hard, even without warning? Oftentimes, life doesn’t come with warning signals saying 2 miles ahead there’s a pothole. Or does it? Could it be that we are simply ignoring our warning signs that God gives us? During this time of disaster of a new pandemic that has shook our world; COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). We must not react in panic. Panic only results in calamity. But if we learn to stay calm and react positively, together we can tackle any enemy.
I recently accepted a job offer from an airline to be a flight attendant in December 2019. Training was expected to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah March 16, 2020. As I prepared to leave my career in banking of the past 4 years, I was anxiously excited. I was confident that God finally answered my prayers of one day becoming a flight attendant and granted me the opportunity. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)
My last day working at the bank was Friday, March 13, 2020. Over the
weekend, I was rushing to pack and prepare to leave the following Monday. Training was expected to be a month long. This was the unknown for me, moving to a different state for a job I wasn’t guaranteed until successfully passing training. And although I can normally hide my feelings pretty well, I was a little scared but had to Just Do It Scared! Monday the day of my flight the airport was almost dead. There weren’t many people flying and my flight was nearly empty. With only an hour before arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah I received a text message from my coworker stating training had been canceled due to the coronavirus and would be rescheduled. The airline had already booked us a flight back home.
It seemed as if then and there my dream was crushed. The following Wednesday, I received an email from the airline stating they were freezing all new hiring due to the coronavirus and the financial hardship the airline industry is facing. Shortly, after I also received a notification that there had been a 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City, Utah. Exactly, where I was expected to be on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. See sometimes, we may not understand the chaos or storms in life but always remember God is in control. It is imperative for us to keep the faith and share the faith during this time.
Be safe, blessed & encouraged! And as my mentor Pastor Cynthia Diggs of The Altar Exchange Church always says “God’s timing is always perfect.”
CEO/Founder Men Love PR™