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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

An Epiphany...

Last week I had an epiphany.  Way back in 2011(I believe) a friend of mine shared with me about a health seminar coming up. Those of you that have been with me a long time will remember the seminar that I went to that we got to see the movie "Forks Over Knives" I learned a lot. I put into practice a lot of the information. During the next year - I took great care of myself by eating a mostly plant based diet along with exercise, in the process I lost about 50 pound.

Life got in the way - and a ton of stress came into my life- and I left the path towards better health. And I fell back into a not so healthy lifestyle. And after a while - I found out that I had cancer, which lead to me going through chemo.

As I was getting my healthy lunch together, a salad, cooked kale, corn on the cob and a piece of homemade flaxseed bread, I was thinking about how much I enjoy eating healthy and that this was something I wanted to do the rest of my life (I am not 100% healthy eating but I am making much better choices than I was for a while there). Anyway as I was thinking - It dawned on me that it was God's leading for me to go to that seminar back them and for me to work towards better health. I believe that the benefits of taking care of myself made a big difference. I really feel that God lead me to that seminar so I could get myself in much better shape and prepared to me and my body for what I was going to face. I believe that I would not have made it through chemo and all as well as I did - had I not spent that year working towards better health.

God was in control and is still in control. It is so comforting to look back and realize that God was leading and that He put all the pieces together that worked things out. And I know that right now - He is working. There are areas of my life that are causing me some frustrations and stress. Things I have been praying about for quite some time and I just don't seem to see an answer to. But He knows the end from the beginning and He is working things out. I can trust He is in control and surrender my life to Him and allow Him to guide and direct me.  It might take weeks, months or even years, but I believe I will see His hand at work in these areas of my life as well.

Anyway I just wanted to share this with you all  - so that maybe if you too are going through some stressful times that you will try to spend some time to see how God has lead in your life to this point and it will help prepare you to be watching for His hand in your life in the future. :O)

2 comments:

  1. You are such a lovely, kind, positive person, and I really look forward to reading your blog. Your posts are so informative and uplifting.
    Nita in SC

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  2. Thank you for the kind words. I am glad that I am able to bless you. May God bless you richly! Lisa :O)

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