The year 2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years for many people—a year of loss and yet times of victories. The key to the victories was faith in God and His ability to see you through, at least it was for me. Another key to getting through 2020 intact was a steadfast attitude and a will not quit heart. When you know that God has made promises that you have not seen yet, it is easier to stay the course.
I woke up the other morning, and at 5 a.m., I heard, "stay the course." I was then told to read about the time that Apostle Paul was a ship as a prisoner. Paul was told that he must appear before Caesar. While on the journey to Rome, the ship Paul was on was overcome with the winds of adversity. It seemed as if everything they did to journey safely was failing, and they were losing hope.
It seemed as if the adversity of 2020 was going to shipwreck many around the world. Paul addressed this type of mindset in a letter to his spiritual son Timothy. He said, Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. – 1Tim 1:19
The word adversity is a state of difficulties and misfortune. Most of us would agree that 2020 brought that for almost everyone. However, many businesses thrived and even new ones that were launched because they became creative. Our ministry had to think fast when the lockdown happened in March. We sensed an urgency to pray and bring people together, so we started the Zoom prayer call, Call to Arms. It kept us together in battle and fellowship. Because of the lockdowns and persecution against the Church in many states' leaders had to wake up to the potential problems that will be faced in the future, especially under a new administration. God forbid!