……..but really I can’t! God has really been teaching me that it is less about ME and more about relying on Him! I had the joy of having a colonoscopy and endoscopy done today. I was fretting over the prep work that needs to be done for this procedure and feeling quite sorry for myself. (Trust me you don’t want me to go into details about the prep work, however I will say this, I now know why the word “the runs” was coined, I did a lot of running to the bathroom last night!!)
I was pondering all of this as I was sitting in my car at a traffic light, listening to The David Crowder Band in the background, and I suddenly said to myself in one of those
“I am women, hear me roar” moments….I can do this! I can do this! I actually think I even said it out loud. But as soon as I had my Helen Reddy, “I Am Women” moment, God quickly reminded me, of Philippians 4:13, I can do everything THROUGH HIM who gives me strength!
So much for my “I Am Women” moment, I am reminded once again, I am a Godly women, and I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength, wisdom and guidance.
I always loved reading The Little Engine That Could to my kids, but I need to remind them, and myself to rely on the Lord’s power, and strength to see us through this journey we call life………..and to see us through a colonoscopy/endoscopy. The story should read, “I think I can, I think I can, with God’s strength I know I can!”
For you curious souls, the whole colonoscopy/endoscopy process wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I do have several “issues”, will probably have to take Prilosec the rest of my life, and I need to follow-up with a Dr. on several things…… but I guess I can live with that.
Well, praise God for all that He has done for you through this! Drawing closer to Him (and farther away from ourselves) is the goal, right? I hope you are well, and that your “issues” are managable. God bless you!
Simms had to have that (the colonoscopy) done…yuch! Also, because of family history, my mom has a colonoscopy done every 5 years. The prep is certainly not fun.
I think that was one of the first set of verses that I learned in my youth. It is so true…our real strength lies in Him.
I love the Revised phrase for “The Little Engine that Could” I think maybe I will read it to my kids that way from now on. 🙂
My favorite childhood book. Awwww… and my hubby had an endoscopy a couple years ago. He was sooo loopy on the drive home. he..he..
I have never personally experienced an colonoscopy, but I do know the prep is intensive, and I have observed patients having them done.
May the Lord bless you in every part of your being!!!
Yes, in God, we can!
Thanks for the reminder.