Great news! Results came back NORMAL and I am basal cell carcinoma free. The events of last week were a test to some new revelations God had shared with me through various sources, the days leading up to the news. Isn’t that just like the enemy? Moving in swiftly to snatch any truth the Lord places on one’s heart.
I had just finished up John Bevere’s book, Relenteless. A great resource expanding the understanding of what Grace is and what it could and should look like in one’s life. I was pumped, stoked, and emotionally charged with a drive to be relentless in my relationship with the Lord and ready to see Him move mountains in my life. Tuesday, after my appointment for my severe cold and before my appointment where it received the “bad news”, I was laying on my couch in my living room and I sensed I needed to pray. I did, and God met me there. So many personal things were brought to light and many things involving others I care deeply for. I felt different at the end of this time with God.
When I got the news Wednesday, I recalled that moment and immediately felt peace. However, as time went on and I picked up on the doc’s concern, I began to become fearful. The mind is a tricky thing. It can cause one to believe so many things, based on previous experiences or just unconscious conditioning from the world around us. I traveled too far down the path of the worst possible outcomes, when I was reminded of God’s promises. I then went down the path of faith, grabbed hold, and decided that was the outcome God really had for me! A few days later, and this is exactly the outcome!
This life is a long distance obstacle course. There are so many challenges that come up as one moves along at the pace God sets. I think this is why I am drawn to obstacle course races. They reflect life – but only in a shorter period of time. Regardless of the distance there is satisfaction knowing each obstacle was met with courage and a determination to keep moving forward towards the finish line. Now it’s on to a running stretch, until the next obstacle presents itself.
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