Have you ever felt like you were losing it all?
Originally Published Date: June 17, 2016, on ggmandy dot com
I Know I Have!
When fibromyalgia set in, So many of the things I loved were lost.
- I lost working with children at church.
- I lost supporting other homeschoolers and teaching classes,
- No freedom as I could no longer drive myself where I wanted to go,
- I lost my social life,
However, I gained a new perspective on life.
I gained an empathy for others who are ill…sicker than myself.
I gained an understanding of the concerns and pressures placed on a caregiver. None by their own choosing (other than the promise given in the wedding vows, or that blood is thicker the water).
and ultimately, my husband lost his job due to my illness. Which meant we lost our home, our income, our self-worth.
We gained a new trust in God as our provider (no relying on our own abilities here.)
The greatest thing I gained in the stillness, was time to really get close to my Creator. I now gave Him time to really speak to me and, oh, how I have grown.
Illness can teach us what is really important in life.
We can get so busy doing stuff.
Stuff that doesn’t matter worth a flip.
Stuff that will only burn up when we stand before God one day.
Why don’t we listen
when we read or hear God’s Word?
He says …
Jesus: If any one of you wants to follow Me, you will have to give yourself up to God’s plan, take up your cross, and do as I do. 35 For any one of you who wants to be rescued will lose your life, but any one of you who loses your life for My sake and for the sake of this good news will be liberated.
36 Really, what profit is there for you to gain the whole world and lose yourself in the process?
37 What can you give in exchange for your life?
38 If you are ashamed of Me and of what I came to teach to this adulterous and sinful generation, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of you when He comes in the glory of His Father along with the holy messengers at the final judgment.Mark 8: 34-38
He lost EVERYTHING for you and me.
Shouldn’t we lose it all for Him?
Lost in Him;
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Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.
10 Comments on “Losing it All ~ LEGACY LINKUP”
Amen Mandy, truth be told. Thank you for your blessed post. Blessings. xo
Thanks for coming by! And blessings back on you! 🙂
It is so true – illness can teach us so much about life, if we are willing to lean into the lessons. Glad to have stopped here this morning.
Thank you for coming by! God Bless!
What a positive post!
Oh, Amen. When we look at all that we have lost through the lens of HIS giving for us, it truly changes everything. Thank you for these precious Scripture reminders. Laying it down, letting it all go, and receiving back what He has given–these are still such ongoing lessons for me too. Blessings, dear Mandy.
I so relate to this post & your experience Mandy! Especially how the stillness, through chronic disease & pain, has brought us closer to God!
I get it. The things, like stillness, that I must always keep relearning. So glad we have a patient God!
I’ve never been closer to the Lord. I was just way too busy. Thanks for stopping by.