Both of my parents have health challenges. Oftentimes I’ve felt the need to put my life on hold so I can be more present for them. I’ve even gone so far as to push love away because I didn’t feel capable of handling both.
I didn’t know I could have love and help my parents through one of the toughest times in their lives. It felt like I had to sacrifice one thing for another and I was willing to sacrifice love.
For a long time, I was waiting for this season to be over. I was praying and believing for healing but it didn’t come – not in the way I wanted it to and not on my time.
Last year, I finally came to the realization that this is my life. This is what is happening. Healing may come and healing may never come but regardless, I have to live my life, and I have to live it NOW.
Are you waiting to live fully because you have sick loved ones? Because you’re single? Because you have kids?
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with praying, waiting, and believing but you have to continue to LIVE! Don’t put your life on hold!
What if my parents never get the healing I’m praying for? What if I spend years waiting for something that may not happen? Just because God hasn’t answered my prayer, the way I want it and on my time, doesn’t mean I can’t live TODAY!
There’s freedom in acceptance. Accepting what is and what will be. If we move forward with acceptance, everything will get easier.
And truth be told, through these experiences God has been transforming me – removing old mindsets, helping me to truly practice forgiveness and teaching me how to endure-often.
Nothing is wasted.
So live now! Write a list of goals and work on them in the midst of what’s going on. Choose to move forward in one area even if another area in your life isn’t where you want it to be.
Move forward. Lay down some roots and whatever you do, don’t give up! God’s got this! All you have to do is LIVE!