Yes, I really said that. I couldn't believe it myself. As I was praying one day those words came out of my mouth before the Lord. I was thanking Him for COVID setting me free. The truth is I have always been free, but now I was realizing it in another way. I was praying about our country, about our leaders, about COVID and so on. I realize there is a lot I cannot change on my own. I can't change the country on my own, I can't do a thing about COVID on my own, but I don't need to. I know that and God knows that. But there is one thing that can make a difference and that can change things. Prayer.
I have taken all the precautions during the pandemic. I have stayed within a “social bubble”. When the go ahead was given I eased cautiously back into activities. I decided to continue to go to church. These were all my decisions and I do not judge anyone else for their decisions. I choose to live free, not in fear. I did all that I knew to do and left the rest with God. It's the first time I felt free from my fears. Did I have some fears along the way? Yes, a few. But I put God in charge and if, after doing everything I know to do, something happens, than it's for God to decide. I have read of people who got sick through no fault of their own. People die in car accidents that are not their fault and they have no way of preventing, yet people still drive.
So I choose to live my life free in Christ and that is what I had not been doing. I refuse to worry about things I can do nothing about and instead pray to the one who can do something about them. That does not mean I do not care, I do care, I just don't worry myself about it the way some people may. I have a God who has everything already planned out. My life is in His hands and out of my control anyway. There is a freedom in living without fear.