Day 4 – Miracles — I’m here!09/12/2009
Some use the word miracle to represent the Lord’s incredible handiwork. Miracles have been defined as a laugh of a baby, a sunset, a beautiful vista, or the winning touchdown. Some might see the miracle as it is revealed at the end of a journey. When you look back on your accomplishments and see the road you have taken but, what about at the beginning of the road? As I stood on the scale today at 365.1 lbs. it seemed overwhelming. The road ahead is long and full of choices. I can only imagine what it will feel like to look back on my choices and see the result. What will it be like? How will I feel to be in a new body? How will my life change? Am I brave enough to find out? It is so inconceivable and so far off so I’m going to focus on the miracle of today.
The miracle of today is that I’m here and that I have a choice. Health issues are not making this choice for me. My lab results are stellar. I’m here! I’m able! I’m thankful to the Lord that I have an occupation that is fulfilling and the ability to met my needs. I’m thankful that I still have one good knee that is taking the brunt of the load. I’m thankful for friends and family that have looked past the fat and have seen me. I’m thankful that besides this condition I still am in the game of life. I’ll still ride that roller coaster, wear that bathing suit, get on that plane and dance in front of a classroom of 7th graders. I’m thankful that I can focus on this priority and that this to can change with discipline, increased knowledge, endurance and diligence. I’m thankful for the miracles already in my life. So miracles will be counted at the end but will be appreciated at the beginning and on the way to the new me. What can happen in a year’s time? I believe an abundance of promises.
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11