Use The Platform God Gives You
Woke up today feeling better than yesterday so far and the hot tub is at least soothing me some. I’ve definitely discovered over time that my nerve pain is just so easily triggered. It doesn’t take much critical or deep conversation for things to switch into high gear. Then shortly after that I can hardly do or bear anything.
My nerve pain can escalate in less than a minute without a moments notice. For this reason I’ve had to drastically limit my exposure to critical care situations. I used to counsel, comfort, preach countless funerals and visit people all the time. But, those days changed nearly two years ago when severe nerve pain entered my life.
It took me awhile to grieve what I can’t do because I love being with people and helping them through life’s most difficult seasons. I would rather Pastor someone than preach any day because it’s something I love to do. Hopefully one day my health issues change and the severe neuropathy within me settles down.
Until then, I will use whatever platform God allows. Whether that be praying, posting on social media, writing articles for the paper, or helping others feel better equipped to do God’s work.
We can’t always dictate what happens in our lives. All we can determine is how we respond to it. I’m personally choosing to glorify God no matter where life finds me. There is always a God window in front of us.
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”