In just 48 hours, I was alerted to:
- The worst stock-market crash in history
- The global pandemic closing businesses all over the country
- An earthquake in Utah that caused the statue of Moroni to drop his trumpet
- Flash flood warnings in Arizona, and…
- Three asteroids currently headed for Earth (yeah, it’s true… one person was like, “Seriously? How many ways can we die here?”)
That’s really only a fraction of the concerning news items I received, and things continued to get worse in 2020 with the riots and all, but those were some of the first.
When life gets scary and fears begin to overtake you, it’s important to take the advice from Frozen 2: to simply to the next right thing. As you do, then step-by-step you’ll be guided to all of the best possible outcomes.
As my family has been cooped up in voluntary quarantine during the global coronavirus pandemic, I watched Frozen 2 with my teenagers this morning. That concept from the movie – just doing the next right thing – reminded me of the following passage from Portal to Genius, which said it this way:
“Go boldly toward your goal. Do what you can do today. Make progress. Fall forward. When you’re truly at the end of all you can do, THAT’s where you’ll find the resources you need to keep going. You have all you need today to do what you need to do. If you don’t have what you think you need in this moment, you don’t really need it. Do your best with what you have, and you’ll find that what you had, was enough.” – Leslie Householder, Portal to Genius
Sometimes we all need the reminder.
That’s why I recently opened up a Rare Faith Facebook Discussion Group where everyone can join the conversation and get regular encouragement in these principles, even if they never buy anything. I hope you’ll join me there, and bring your friends. We’re all in this together, and while we may not get to be out and about while we each do our part to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of Covid-19, we can connect even more in digital ways, for which I am grateful.
Join me in my no-charge discussion group here: Rare Faith Discussion Group and tell your friends to join us there, too. It will be lightweight and uplifting, centered on topics that help us all have a little more Rare Faith (the kind of faith that causes good things to happen).
And then after you join me there, enjoy the full lyrics to the song that inspired this post:
I look forward to encouraging you in my new Rare Faith Discussion Group.