The number one question everyone always asks… Will you ever walk again? If they are closer to my inner circle, it’s followed by….”What are the doctors saying?”… while these questions unearth questions in myself, the true answer to all of these inquiries were given within the first year of my new lifestyle. Yes, I will walk again… the bigger and more immediate question is… will I “walk in victory or pain?”
Since I have chosen to walk in victory….then my concern is more focused on my future victory, more then my present pain.
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
No sugar coating, pain is inevitable. Whether it’s physical or emotional, pain is apart of life. Unfortunately, I’m betting, we all have faced both of these several times in our lives. For me it was usually one or the other at a time…Each time brought me a new view on life at the time. Now, this last time, I faced both at once and still struggle daily. However, HE has actually blessed me with a new perspective on life in general…. Just because we smile, it doesn’t mean that there is an absence of pain. Just because there is pain, doesn’t mean that the smile is a mask… if your like me, I would rather show how HE has lead me to think optimistic in my time of pain. This eternal perspective can be projected as strength, but in reality… it’s far beyond that. It’s joy. Joy in knowing that if you just hold out and not get “kicked out the will”, you will inherit more then a fortune. I’m not blowing smoke here, blessings will come now and the ultimate gift after death is greater then any monetary value. See, my smile or your smile is not fake… it’s a choice to show the world that you understand the struggle and look beyond to what will be gained from the guidance of your “Premium Parent”! A smile that shows how grateful you are to have such a dynamic caregiver in your time of need.
Plus, really think about the worst news you could ever face. Does it measure up to HIS blessings and truly living in victory in Christ? Really think and you will find that, Victory > Pain…
Note: Never keep your feelings bottled, share and find your release. Find that process to work through the mental or physical pain.