Time To Embrace It
I totally believe in being positive. I totally believe in maintaining a faith that says anything is possible. I also believe you need to acknowledge life’s realities while maintaining your faith. Living in denial changes nothing. Moving from denial gives you a chance to make the most of your present new reality.
Anyone who lives at my house knows that my health affects my life drastically sun up to sun down. I can’t mask it as it constantly runs me down. I wake up with my legs barely underneath me. With every step I know things can go from bad to worse very quickly. My life is affected physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
I don’t need my daily medications to remind me of my condition. I don’t need any doctors to confirm I have major nerve damage. I don’t need my wife to tell me I’ve got serious problems. Why? Because I’ve lived inside this nerve wrecked body for nearly four years. It’s taken at least three years to move from denial to digesting my new normal.
It may not be what I want to accept, but I must embrace it’s where things are today. So, for now I need to try to build the best life I can despite it, around it, and through it. Only with God’s help can I move from denial to making the most of each opportunity. For me, I feel it’s time. Time to embrace this new reality of mine regardless of how much that pains me to say.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8