I’m more than certain you have heard of the old Cliche’, You don’t realize what you had, until its gone, right? I mean, who hasn’t. Growing up, I use to think, it was just useless words, that held no meaning whatsoever.
For example, it may be a loss of a loved one, a relationship gone wrong, a friendship that is beyond repair, a diagnosis that you weren’t expecting, etc… It can mean many things, to every single one of us. Not one person, can say that they haven’t experienced these words, in one form or another.
Much too often, we take things for granted, or at least I do. I’m willing to make an educated guess, that surely I’m not the only one. We always assume, whatever we are taking for granted, will be there forever. Then BAM, you wake up one day, and reality sets in, and what you never thought would be gone….is.
Lets talk about something as simple as your senses
You have sight, taste, smell, touch and hearing. Lets be honest, who in the world would even think, I’m going to wake up tomorrow, and lose one of these major senses? It wouldn’t enter anyone’s mind on a day-to-day basis. We always assume they will forever be there.
I can say, speaking from experience, I didn’t think I would find myself, fall into the category, of taking one of these simple senses for granted, but I did.
Did I think I would wake up one day, to the realization, that most of my hearing would be gone?
That would be a Big NO!
I simply just assumed, it would always be there. Boy was I wrong.
You can check out the video, My Health Journey, at the end of this post, to get all the details.
It’s rather lengthy but explains ME.
Long story short
I have several Auto Immune Disorders, that over time, since 2010, have left me with only 15% hearing left in my left ear and I have 30% gone from my right.
I would never in a million years think I’d find myself at this point. Day-to-day communication can be challenging at times.
I’m going to keep it real
I had myself a big ole pity party at first.
What have I done so wrong to deserve this?
Trust me, I came up with any and every excuse you can think of. I mean it’s not fair, that things that I use to enjoy, I don’t get to do anymore, how is that fair God?
That’s how I acted, and did I ever do the blame game! I’m so ashamed to be putting, that particular comment out there, but I want complete Honesty. I wasn’t putting my faith where I should’ve. I wasn’t counting my blessings.
I could have NO hearing at all, but I do. That’s something to be Thankful for
For a long time, I thought God was punishing me. The only thing I had seen, was the loss associated with it. I was looking at it, from a worldly perspective. That is where I messed up. I should’ve seen it from the eternal perspective.
God is using this loss, as a way of reaching out to others, that I may not even be aware of.
You see Friends, God uses our Trials and Suffering, to bring him Glory, and that is why, we are put, on this earth for, in the first place. We can choose to let our obstacles make us bitter or better.
For a long time it made me bitter
I’m not going to give you a half truth.
Finally, I can tell you, I choose to be Better. It didn’t happen overnight, it took time and many mistakes between, and I know I will make many more. However, I want to strive, to be more like Jesus.
If you caught the name of my Blog, it holds a Special meaning concerning this particular issue. I may not be able to hear well, but you will still “Hear Me”
RESOUNDING HIS LOVE for ME and for YOU too!
Your Sister in Christ
Hey Friends. Thank you for taking time out of your day, to spend a few moments in mine. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to me to share the gospel with you. I write about my ups and downs, my struggles and insecurities, but above all else, I share how God brings me through it all. Let’s continue our walk with Christ together.