2020

2020 has been one crazy year for all of us, hasn’t it? We went through a pandemic, which led to countless deaths around the world, depression, we were all forced to adopt a new lifestyle, many lost their jobs, which led to the growth of poverty. And then there was the Floyd situation, which led to waking up a sleeping lion. Racism, with all that comes with it.

Though I wasn’t affected by the pandemic that much, 2020 has been the most changeling year of my life. I was able to join the worship team in my church, I was chosen to be part of the pastoral team, and I got married while dealing with a mental breakdown. I also developed an allergy to pollen, which led to an allergy to specific nuts and fruits. So, I guess it’s not strange to say that I’m exhausted.

As 2019 ended, I was convinced that my word for 2020 was STRONGER. I had learned a lot in 2018 and 2019, and I felt that the Holy Spirit was leading me to grow stronger in them. But I sure couldn’t have predicted that all of these things would happen. Though exhausted, I am definitely stronger.

For the past three years now, I’ve been starting a new year with a fast for 21 days. I do this because there is also a spiritual part of the world we are living in. I can set all kinds of goals and make all kinds of plans for 2021, but one of the things that 2020 has taught me on a deeper level is that I am not in control of my life. Therefore, I want to be spiritually prepared more than anything. I say all this to say, I recommend to spend time taking care of your mental and spiritual health. We are still in a pandemic, but I pray you will be courages and strong! And don’t forget to be present.

A big thank you to all of you who joined me on this journey. I wish you all a blissful Christmas and 2021 filled with growth!

Love,
Hawa

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