I loved to blog! At least I did until the devil convinced me otherwise. Negative thoughts broke through my defenses and persuaded me to stop. So I listened.
A yearning, however, to write, share, and connect with others still beckoned to me. For a while, I even believed my writing wasn’t good enough to share. Then I concluded this is my journal—my thoughts, feelings, and hardships. It’s not about writing perfect, but about being real.
So let’s catch up!
Perhaps the reason I stopped sharing was because my emotions were all over the place. It’s been a roller coaster ride with my health. And, I guess, I just needed time to adjust, especially when the bad news was delivered.
Hearing things like “You’ll never get better.” “You’re disabled.” “You should quit your job and focus on finding a treatment.” hurts on so many levels.
It’s even harder when my body confirms what my mind hears. Every day that a new nodule surfaces or a new location swells upsets me. When I can barely walk or use my hands, it scares me. Because even though I try to remain positive and walk by faith, my subconscious wonders. If what I’ve been told my whole life is true.
Is my body incurable? Will I get worse?
Even though I try to be focused, determined, and positive about it all, still I struggle at times. I don’t want the enemy to destroy me! So I have decided to try a different approach and work on self-healing. I already know and understand that God is not going to heal my physical scars (and I truly don’t want Him to), but I believe that He can help me overcome my hardships. Instead of being upset with my body, I want to nurture and love it. I want to be the best me that I can be! And by no means am I ready to give up! This is my life and I refuse to allow anyone or anything to take it from me!
My wellness plan:
· Seek God’s guidance and wisdom
· Read His word daily
· Spend more time with loved ones
· Laugh often
· Healthy, gluten free lifestyle
· Exercise at least five times a week
· Take vitamins and herbs for the conditions
· Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night
· Keep a gratitude journal
· Write as often as possible
· Ultimately believe that my body will heal
· Love unconditionally
· Continue on my life’s purpose
· Find the problem areas in my life and work on fixing them
· Spend at least a few minutes each day outside
· Ignore the negative voice always trying to stop and hurt me
· Be brave
· Be optimistic
· Be an Overcomer
Is there a part of your life that needs nurturing? Are you the best you that you can be? I truly believe that we all have the ability to overcome our hardships. I recently read a quote that stated pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
|This day I was in so much pain that it took everything inside me just to smile. |