The past couple of weeks have not been so easy, I usually get migraines and sometimes they get really bad. I have been fighting with them for a few years and it has been and on and off affair – but the past few weeks they have really been constant. For such a long time I’ve always been calling them “my migraines” and until recently I never thought about how wrong this statement is!
I am a firm believer in the power of the tongue, and I always urge people to speak well of themselves, and so when I realized that I was not speaking well of my health, it hit me hard! How many times do get used to problems, issues, or things to the extent of using them to identify ourselves? I have added instances where I usually see a doctor because I am going through something else, and when they would ask me what else I am suffering from, or is there something else they should know – I would say something like “yeah I usually have migraines, but I’ve had them for a while so I guess that is nothing new, I am on medication so I have learnt how to manage them”.
I was going through one of my prayer journals the other day and I realized how I have never taken time to pray for my migraines and just God for healing – does this mean I don’t trust that God can actually heal me? Absolutely not! But I am still trying to figure out why I have always taken this up as part of my being, and always assumed that it is okay so long as I know how to manage them!
I thought I would share this and just help us think about certain things and areas of our lives that we are “managing” and that have become a part of us – even though that should not be the case! Are there specific areas in our lives that even though we know God has the power to take care of, we haven’t surrendered them to Him? Is it because of fear, or just the assumption that “it is under control because we know how to manage it”? This has really been heavy on my heart and I thought that I would share it just as I felt it.
Remember, I am not saying we don’t trust God to sort out those areas of our lives – I mean we do know the power of the Lord, the question is why are we not praying about these areas, these issues, these things, as much as we pray about other area, things or issues?
Happy pre-Friday and have a blessed weekend ahead!