About a year ago, I went to the doctor for a specific health issue. I had to have a minor surgical procedure as a result and thought everything would be just fine, so I thought. The doctor told me I had to be put on medication right away because I had another issue going on. It was a bad combination of D words that kept playing over in my mind. I heard the diagnosis, had to change my diet, felt devastated and depressed then the came the big one…diabetes. It was a shock to hear I had an illness. I had to lose weight. I had to face the truth and deal with this new reality. I worked hard to become more educated, eat right and started to incorporate more exercise in my life. I am no longer depressed about it and I have good and bad days but I remain focused on living a healthier lifestyle. I learned a lesson through this diagnosis. It led me to make a decision to trust God to see me through every challenge I face. I, of course had to do some things differently but God didn’t. He was already doing the same thing. God was still being God. God was still in control so I knew I could trust Him to be unchanging and unfailing. It’s a daily decision to trust Him with my health issues and my actions. God knows the plan and the purpose so I must trust it’s all working out for my good.
I recently lost my fitbit device that I normally wear to track my steps. I feel like something is a little off because I can’t keep track of my steps through the device. I really don’t want to have a fit about it but my wrist feels naked and my little reminder to get up and walk is basically out of sight and out of mind. Truthfully speaking just because I am not wearing the band, it hasn’t stopped me from walking and taking some steps. While I may not be taking the 10,000 steps recommended I am still taking steps everyday. Sometimes I feel like I need to have a fit over faith. I don’t always have the faith of a mustard seed. I get discouraged and things feel a little off track when I can’t see how it will all work out for my good. While my fitbit can’t track my faith, God can and He does. So I must keep believing. I must keep the faith every step of the way. Steps of faith are occurring daily as we walk through storms and issues of life, as we walk through valleys of the shadow of death, as we walk humbly with our God, as we walk in the newness of life, as we walk not according to the flesh, and as we walk in the light. I’ve come to realize all my steps are ordered by God. I don’t have to wear a band to remind me of that. It’s just good to know God is keeping track of my steps of faith. I can’t lose with Him so I am encouraged to keep walking by faith and not by sight.