……..but really I can’t! God has really been teaching me that it is less about ME and more about relying on Him! I had the joy of having a colonoscopy and endoscopy done today. I was fretting over the prep work that needs to be done for this procedure and feeling quite sorry for myself. (Trust me you don’t want me to go into details about the prep work, however I will say this, I now know why the word “the runs” was coined, I did a lot of running to the bathroom last night!!)
I was pondering all of this as I was sitting in my car at a traffic light, listening to The David Crowder Band in the background, and I suddenly said to myself in one of those
“I am women, hear me roar” moments….I can do this! I can do this! I actually think I even said it out loud. But as soon as I had my Helen Reddy, “I Am Women” moment, God quickly reminded me, of Philippians 4:13, I can do everything THROUGH HIM who gives me strength!
So much for my “I Am Women” moment, I am reminded once again, I am a Godly women, and I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength, wisdom and guidance.
I always loved reading The Little Engine That Could to my kids, but I need to remind them, and myself to rely on the Lord’s power, and strength to see us through this journey we call life………..and to see us through a colonoscopy/endoscopy. The story should read, “I think I can, I think I can, with God’s strength I know I can!”
For you curious souls, the whole colonoscopy/endoscopy process wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I do have several “issues”, will probably have to take Prilosec the rest of my life, and I need to follow-up with a Dr. on several things…… but I guess I can live with that.