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Life Pre-Florida

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Wow. The term “real life trumps blogging” is sometimes a voluntary thing, but sometimes, it’s a mandatory thing. For me, it was the latter over the past few months.

On October 5, 2007, my life changed forever. It’s amazing how one plate of food can send your life into a major spiral and you have no clue until many months have passed. That one incident created a domino effect in my personal life that affected my spiritual walk, my life at home, and my life at work. It led to another surgery in January of 2008, and shortly after that, I began seeing a new doctor to treat some post-WLS issues that have come up over the last 18 months.

All of this has been a recipe for disaster as I’ve tried to handle it all on my own.  It’s hardly the smartest thing I’ve ever done.  Should I ask for help and/or prayer from my friend?  Nahh… Should I ask my wife to pray for me or talk to her about everything I’m struggling with?  No way. Maybe I should be honest with my doctor? Are you crazy?

Lie after lie was being thrown at me by the father of lies and my flesh was being fed and in-turn, believing the lies and living according to them as opposed to living according to the Truth.  In a nutshell, it all caught up with me.  I suffered repercussions at work, at home, and medically speaking.  Thank God that He used the “catching up” part for my good and His glory.  I no longer feel alone, led to work on things alone, and I am no longer leaving my friends and loved-ones out of my life’s struggles.  It’s almost like this is the way God intended us to operate

So, stopping short of losing a lot of what I call my life, God gave me a wake-up call last month and, by His grace, I was able to answer it rather than ignoring it.  I’m still in the process of answering Him, too.  His wake-up calls aren’t like the hotel kind — you can’t just pick up the receiver and slam it right back down.  It’s a process, and I’m thankful it is.  So, for me, it started a few weeks ago, and I’m still in the middle of it all.  It looks like things are moving along, and I may have some life changes around the corner.

So, right now I will rest in the fact that my Father has rescued me from myself — at least for the time being.  I exercise my faith and trust in Him by working on my walk and my leadership at home.  Most of all, I live according to my complete need of Him in order to open my eyes and put one foot in front of the other.  So that, as I trust Him, my path will be made straight and cause my steps to glorify Him.

Want more details?  You’ll have to sit down over a cup of java with me. 😉

Up next?  Me and the Princesses take a trip to Orlando to see Mickey & Co.


Written by Andy

June 13, 2008 at 11:37 am

Posted in Life and Living

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  1. I praise God that he has shown you grace by allowing all this to come to a head in your life and still sparing your life. We are all the same, just different stories…sinners rescued by Christ’s marvelous grace.


    June 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm

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