Two Steps Forward, One Back

 

High five! In my flare this weekend, my ulnar nerve started acting up. This nerve splits down your ring finger, and affects your ring and pinky fingers… (see the line?) They are both numb – and this is probably due to inflammation. I had this after one of my births and it lasted for 4-6 months last time. Thankfully it’s my left hand… much better than uveitis! Count ALL of your blessings each day!

Being healthy is like a sport… sometimes you have great games, and other times…

You feel like K-State falling from number 1, to number 6 in the nation.

Ouch.

It’s times, such as these – I remind myself that not giving up is the most important thing.

Sure, we all have bad days, sometimes bad seasons… {for me, I’d be fine with scratching out this whole year.  REALLY.  But God had other plans… and there is no doubt in my mind the adversary has been at work trying to break me down.  He wants to know just how much I can take.  Apparently he has disregarded how BIG my God is.}

But do we stop liking the sport suddenly, after a bad season?

No.

We may change our strategy, or adjust things to our new-found challenges we’ve been given.

But again – NEVER GIVING UP!

God didn’t make worthless stuff.  He made beautiful, special, important things… with a purpose.

As we approach what is ONE of the most difficult times of years for people who struggles against over eating, {when we make meals with enough food for 3 days, how does THAT not happen?}… let us focus on NOT giving up.

STAY ON THAT WAGON!!

But.

If you should slip off.

Acknowledge the mistake.

AND.

GET. BACK. ON.

Having Faith…is half the battle in most struggles.

Do not lose heart.

FOOD doesn’t own you, and neither does sickness.  GOD DOES.

“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 

He said, ‘In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 

And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying,

‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 

For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself,

‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me,

I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’

And the Lord said, ‘Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 

And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?

Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.

Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?'”

Luke 18:1-8

 

Posted on November 20, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Change, Our Struggles and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sounds painful! Feel better soon!

  2. Thanks. Out of all of the things I’ve experienced – it’s probably just annoying. Not painful. 🙂 Thanks for caring!

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