I remember the day that my doctor told me that they thought it might be MS. I remember what she told her student that day, I remembered the questions they asked me, I also remembered her suggesting that I let my family know so I could have some support.
I was horrified!
“No Way!!” I said, “I’m not telling anyone about this.” And I meant it. Of course I told my immediate family members, but after letting them know; I also commanded “Don’t tell anyone!” I shared this memory with Tracie Miles on the day my story went live on her blog. At that time in my life, I was most concerned about my job prospects and how they would dry right up once anyone knew “my secret”. I, for some strange reason, believed nothing would change. Perhaps I just had not fully accepted that MS was now a part of my life. A part of me. I didn’t realize that even then in my foolishness (Tracie assured me that I was just being human) Employment from wherever I would have looked would be futile – God had hired me! Worrying about other employers would be a waste. The story I needed to share was already being written. I don’t know how many people read Tracie’s blog each day, but I do know it is much more than no one. My YLSC story was shared more than 100 times from her blog. I would not have believed on that day in early diagnosis that a day like February 25, 2015 would have ever happened. I thanked Tracie for giving me the opportunity to prove myself a liar, and I thanked God for the opportunity that He gave me to witness and experience His amazing grace and power to transform minds – specifically my mind.
Especially my mind.
Are you ready for a transformation? Are you going through one right now? Something extraordinary happens when you let go of what you believe is best for you, and embrace what God knows is best for you. At times, you can’t see how or why a situation might benefit you, but you can be certain that God knows – and your faith grows.
If you’ve read my story or even this blog post you too are now a part of my story. Thank you!
Tracie Miles’ Online YLSC Bible Study is now approaching its 4th week and I believe God is blessing the lives and opening the eyes and hearts of women everywhere as we study His word, and read the book.
Philippians 1:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.