Friday, August 19, 2016

The Game of Life

Life can throw us some real crazy fast balls. Just when you think you've figured out the pitch, one comes at you low and fast and brings you to your knees. What's a girl to do when this happens? I've found the best thing is to reach up my hand and let the Lord lift me up and carry me to the bench so I can recover.

I'm in recovery mode right now. Not only from the aftermath of my knockout of 2014, but from the things of life that just keep punching me. Last month found my husband once again at the vascular clinic because he had another blockage in his leg. This one was more frightening than the other because his foot was looking strange and there was a definite coolness to the temperature of his leg. Thankfully, the doctor was able to get him in quickly and get the blockage removed. This is the same doctor that put the eighteen inch bypass in my leg. Can I just say again that God uses this man in amazing and mighty ways?  I'm so thankful that God directs our footsteps and puts us in the pathway of the right people at the right time.

I'm still trying to recover and have some fairly good days and some not so good days. I'm still really tired and it's probably because I don't sleep well. It's amazing how a lack of sleep can affect our energy and outlook. I'm allowing myself to rest on that bench that God has placed me on. I literally am benched right now. I'm not out there hitting the high fast ones. I'm actually doing my bit for the team, so to speak, behind the scenes and from my computer when I can. I am so, so thankful that I can serve God from an online capacity.

Whether you're in the middle of the game or sitting things out on the bench, God has a plan for your life! It's not always easy to see that when you're on the sidelines watching others go about the game of life, but it doesn't mean we are any less valuable! Rest when you need to rest and get out there when and if you can. All we can do it be faithful in the ways we can be. Just realize that God may use you in a different way then you imagined and that's okay. You are loved and cared for right where you are - just as you are.

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Julie. Most especially for the last paragraph. God bless you.


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