TODAY THE WORDS are WHAT IS MY STORY? This is not going to be a tell all. It probably would not be interesting enough if it was. This morning I was given a thought and of course I wanted to share it with my readers. I had gotten up and took my glucose reading which was okay. I thought about how I get up each morning and check it to see how the diabetes is regulating with the changes in my diet. While I was doing this necessary but nuisance task, I began to think how this routine check tells a story. So began the topic for today process and here goes:
When I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, it was scary. I read; I researched; and I listened to the physician how it was a progressive disease but could be managed by medication and diet and exercise. Okay, I changed diet and started doing some walking and have made sure I take the medications on a regular daily basis. Am I perfect? No, I find excuses to not walk on a regular basis and sometimes on a No Basis. I am sorry, but I walked and exercised so much of my younger life I don’t get the fascination any more. My bad, I know. Now for the eating; I do so good and then I do bad. You know what I am talking about. I eat healthy for the majority of the time and I do read labels more; I do buy healthier but am I perfect….No. To get to why I am being upfront and honest about how I eat and how I don’t exercise regularly; I am telling you as Paul Harvey used to say, “Now for the rest of the story.”
When I go to the physician and they do blood work, that is the true story about how my diet and exercise is or is not working. This is the real story, no matter how I try to pretty it up or dummy it down. Those numbers don’t lie, do they? I could tell a pretty yarn and if convincing, the physician might believe me or not; but when she looks at the numbers she sees the real story. The numbers may or may not agree with my story.
Now for the deeper thought….I tell this “story” to make a point. We go through life and seemingly honest in our lives but say what we will, there is only one “real story” and that is when we find ourselves being honest with God. We don’t have to tell Him a story; he knows each and everyone of our stories and our hearts. Try to convince God (I find it amazing that some people actually try) you are not weak and human; God knows. Try to spin a yarn about how you forgive others while at the same time you are holding grudges. Tell God to trust you that you are serious when you have not made the commitment to make serious changes in your life. Paul Harvey said it right….And now, the rest of the story…..God knows our story; He wrote it; We live it. God also knows if you are “real” with Him, God will forgive us of living our stories differently than we should. Live Life: Love Life; and most importantly Live Life to the fullest by Being Real to Your Own Story.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Philippians 4:8-9 ESV
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
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