Yesterday I spent the day at the doctor and at urgent care. Turns out I was dehydrated and a couple other tests indicated why I had trouble getting out of bed yesterday.
I have had a killer sore throat for days and eating and drinking have been less than pleasurable.
As they determine how best to help me I come back to this truth...
Sometimes I have to do the things I don't want to do to get the results I need to have.
I don't want to eat or drink, but I need to.
I don't want to spend my days resting, but I need to.
I don't want to have my family and friends helping me take my kids to and from school, but I need to.
I don't want Stephen and my parents doing the laundry and other household chores right now, but I need to.
Surrendering to what needs to happen so I can heal is challenging but necessary.
I share this with you in case you too needed to hear this truth.
Join me and take a moment to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
Let's surrender our desire of what we want to do to the truth of what needs to happen. This is true for so many areas of life...
- to deepen a relationship with a loved one requires saying no to time elsewhere and yes into time with them
- saying no to our children isn't always easy but it develops their character
- if you are trying to get healthy or heal, it will take discipline to say yes to what nourishes you and no to what doesn't
- if you are trying to get out of debt, it takes saying no to getting that little something extra and yes to putting that towards debt.
There are many more areas where this truth applies. Know whatever your path is, I walk a parallel one beside you. This may not be the easiest path to travel for us but it is the one we need to take.
With love and hope,