Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Being Transparent

So in the attempt to be completely transparent here goes. I sent out an email to many of my friends this morning telling of my upcoming surgery on the 31st of March. As I clicked the send button, I had such trepidation that some will not understand and "judge" me for my decision to have gastric bypass surgery.

I soon realized I can't live in fear of man, afraid someone might judge me. Of course people will judge, it is our fleshly nature. Until we get that under the blood, that is. I have thought it was necessary most of my life, to do what everyone thought was best for me... Much was good, but it gave me a heart to serve man not God. Shame on me...I want God's will, more than other's.

This surgery is a tool God is using to cause me to be dependent on Him. It is a tool He is going to use to make me healthier, so I can fulfill those things He has for me to do. My life has been pretty full til now, I can only guess the amazing things He will have me do in the future.
Please pray for me if you will. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see this post. When I read your email, my heart went out to you about people judging you and I really prayed for you that you will just keep your eyes on the Lord. This post is really an answer to prayer. It is true. It is so easy to be focused of what men think, say etc about you but we need to be more concerned about what God thinks of us and we need to follow his leading. I'm so proud of you!! God has great things in store for you and we need to remember that.
Love Ya :)

Christy said...

Thank you for letting us know how we can stand with you! I want you to know that that is exactly what I intend to do.

I am so proud of you for taking such a courageous and selfless step to invest in yourself. You are so worth it and so is the call on your life!

I will be praying for a speedy recovery and grace for the changes ahead.

He will be your portion and His promise to you as you honor him, is to give you a DOUBLE portion...not lack, as the enemy would so love for you to believe.

You are loved!