Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sick Debi is not fun!

by Debi Baker

I'm a terrible 'sick' person!  I've been sick the past 8 days.  My hubby and I normally don't get sick at the same time but we did this time.  It was weird!  For whatever reason, while he isn't over it, he has gotten better faster.  Me, I still think I'm dying.  When I'm sick, I want to be left alone and I want to be held and comforted...all at the same time!  I want him to hover and yet I want him to leave me completely alone!  Sick Debi is not fun!  Thankfully, today I feel some better!

Sometimes I think God allows me to get sick just to get me to slow down.  I run on super high speed most of the time and rarely take any time to...just be.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's one way God gets my attention.  I feel like He's telling me to take a breather.  Maybe it's just me hoping He's telling me to take a break!  Sometimes, God can only stop us in our tracks to get our attention.  

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I have to wonder, if that's the case, what is God wanting to say to me?  Am I losing my focus?  Am I getting caught up in the doing and forgetting the why?  Am I completing the task His way?

Perhaps it's not that God is wanting to speak to me so much as to just slow me down a bit.  I think about riding a roller coaster and how everything is a blur as you whiz by.  That's kind of the way my life goes sometimes.  Maybe He just wants me to slow the coaster a bit and enjoy His creation or my family or my life.  What ever the reason...being sick slows me down.  I feel like I don't get anything accomplished but while I contemplate the why's of being sick all that really matters is that I stay focused on God.  Philippians 4:8 NLT tells us to, "8 ...Fix our thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."   

I believe I needed the reminder.  I've been so caught up in the events of late that I haven't necessarily been thinking on those things.  I thank God that He reminded to stay focused on Him and all that is good and true, honorable and right, pure and lovely and admirable.  In a 90-mile an hour world, it's easy to get caught up in the rush of life.  So, I thank God for the reminder to stop and smell the roses!

Have a blessed day!

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