A Breakthrough Moment
I just finished up my second session of Physiotherapy. During this time I’ve had to move body parts that have been protected and stiff for sometime. Basically I was at ground zero with the motions needed to move forward in my lower back recovery. Honestly, every pain I felt was a good kind because I knew it was a huge step in the right direction.
At the end of my session they had me watch a 15 minute video about pain signals. It revealed how quickly pain travels to our brains and then convinces us we’re not doing so hot. This really transformed my thinking in my present recovery season.
Most of you know that I’ve been constantly honest about my ongoing pain. I often make post even when I’m agonizing through the eye of the storm . But, I believe it’s necessary to take a different approach now.
Instead of continuing to focus on my pain I’ve got to stay focused on the praiseworthy. After all who by worrying or dwelling on pain changes anything. Sure, I will readily admit when I’m just having a tough day. But, from here on out I’m not gonna let the pain dominate my thoughts and conversation. I’m going to feed a different message to my mind and heart. I’m going to get back to true faith walking and not just pain talking.
Maybe this helps someone else who has been gripped in pain for far too long. Never ignore your pain, but don’t let your pain consume your every thought. Because when it does it’s toxic and paralyzing. And God wants us all to walk in freedom and with full faith no matter what life throws our way.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”