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The coronavirus  COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world swiftly and caused much upheaval of what many of us were once used to in our daily lives.  Given the sheer impact of this pandemic on our daily lives, I made the conscious decision to back away from the Jeremiah Journey and focus on both a more informative and inspirational posting strategy to provide greater life application for readers.  The Jeremiah Journey continues and will emerge again in another format on another platform that we will share later through Inbox Inspirations e-newsletter and social media postings.

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With stay at home orders and social distancing in place, things just seem so different. A lot of folks seem to forget that such orders are in place because of the public health epidemic known as coronavirus (COVID-19). They most probably are the same folks who are pushing for an ease or lift of these orders to get back to normal some time soon.

But despite the chaos of the COVID-19 crisis, an opportunity exists to get better. Stay-at-home order do not mean that you are to stay at your current status. You can emerge  from this with more skills and more knowledge than you had before.

How do we end up better off than before?

You have so much more potential than just binge watching Netflix.  Use some of this time to build up your skills and increase your knowledge.  Take a few hours per day to become better than before.

Knowledge through Reading

Use this time to expand your devotion and Bible study.  Focus on a study of a topic or theme like salvation.  Yes, Acts and the Gospels give us the story of Jesus Christ and the acts of the Apostles, but take the deep dive into the epistles that explain salvation.  Start with Romans and Galatians.  Get an understanding for the major tenets of salvation and what it means to be saved, redeemed and justified in Christ.

You can also use this time to gain some basic book knowledge.  Check out Goodreads and see what others are reading.  Expand your knowledge base.  You can get this in beyond print books.  Try e-books or Kindle.  You can even listen to a book via Audible while you work out.  Whether it be fiction, poetry or nonfiction, find some good books to occupy your spare time and fill your mind with different thoughts.

Skills through E-Courses

Now is a good time to get in some screen time with e-courses.  Sites like Class Central and Courseraare offering specials due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Take advantage of these offers while you are at home.  Also, look at other e-course programs such as Teachable and Skillshare.

There are an abundance of free offerings that can help you level up your skills and improve your marketability.  Or, you could just want to engage in a new hobby to keep from suffering from cabin fever.  No matter what drives you there, get into and get better.

Fitness While Staying at Home

These days people are working remotely and spending a lot of time on their laptops and smartphones with Slack, Skype and Zoom like never before.  You can get caught up in workloads that have you staring at screens for extended periods of time and tapping on the keyboard excessively.

Get up and get your body moving.  You may not be in a position to participate in a Peloton Challenge, but there’s plenty that you can do remotely.  Even if it is just with a digital workout on TV or YouTube, you do something to get moving and add some physical activity to your daily life.

In the end, we should consider time as a commodity.  It comes and goes, and then we do not even have any idea of what we did with it at times.  Do not let that be the case when we emerge from COVID-19 closure and stay-at-home orders.  If nothing else, let yourself become better.  Become better off than you were before this even became an issue.

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