Stepping Out in Faith

Sometimes you just have to have faith that God will help you when he gives you a nudge to do his will.

Dealing With the Bumps in the Road September 10, 2013


It’s been over a year since I was diagnosed with diabetes. It’s been a roller coaster ride, but it’s getting better. At first, the doctor thought I had type 2 diabetes, but it wasn’t getting much better after several months. After many blood tests and lots of finger sticks, it was finally decided that I have type 1. My endocrinologist told me I’d be going on an insulin pump. She really didn’t give me a choice. This was all so new to me and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go down this road or not, but it was pretty much out of my hands.

I could have been angry that I was losing control of my body and pleaded with God to heal me, but that’s not what I felt I was supposed to do. Almost from the beginning, I’ve felt like I was dealing with this now so that I could help others in the future. I have become more aware of the foods I eat and how my body reacts to them. All of this new knowledge has been helpful in the classroom as I teach nutrition and exercise to my students, as well as helping them learn about diabetes. My family eats much healthier than before, too.

Recently, the mother of a friend asked me about how I dealt with my diabetes. She was interested more in how I dealt with it mentally and emotionally because her husband has diabetes and has had a change in his medication as of late. I encouraged her that life can be pretty normal as long as you take it seriously and make the changes needed. I guess mainly I just reassured her that it wasn’t the end of the world and that it doesn’t have to totally control your life. Sure, you do have to adjust to regularly checking your blood glucose with finger pricks and taking your meds in a timely manner, but it can be done. I do all the things now that I did before I was diagnosed.

If you are experiencing extreme thirst, excessive need to urinate, bruises or sores that don’t heal as quickly as normal (especially of the legs and feet), exhaustion, and a drastic change in your vision, don’t wait. Go to your doctor as soon as possible! There is help available and you can do this. I never thought I could manage without sugar! My favorite drink was Mountain Dew, but it didn’t taste sweet any more at all. Chocolate didn’t either. I guess with all that sugar building up in my bloodstream, it was affecting my taste buds. I’ve decided that I must educate others when I can. God had a plan and with his strength, I can do this! Another reason I’m “stepping out in faith”!

 

Daily Prompt: All About Me February 13, 2013


Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. This is my response to yesterday’s prompt:

When I first started blogging, it was in response to our church’s need for someone to take over the website. I contemplated this for several weeks before offering to rise to this challenge. I had never run a website before and I had a lot to learn, but nobody else was coming forward to take the job.

After much prayerful consideration, I felt that I was being called by God to “Step Out in Faith”. I knew that God would provide the skills I needed to complete the task at hand. The blog was a result of my feeling of God’s tug to have faith in him. I felt that this was something I needed to share with others to challenge them to step out in faith also.

 

Overcoming Fear October 11, 2012

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“Father, when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in You. Yes, I will trust Your promises. And since I trust You, what can mere man do to me?” – Germaine Copeland, Prayers That Avail Much

There are times in life when we worry about where the money is going to come from to pay our next bill or we fear for the safety of our children. It’s not always easy, but we must give these concerns over to the Lord and trust that He is in charge! If we’re not careful, fear can take over our waking moments and prevent sleep. I am thankful for all the times that I was able to give my fears up and trust that God would take care of the situation. He knows better than I the best way to deal with each given situation. I pray that I would be given the gift of discernement so that I would recognize when God communicates to me.

 

When One Door Closes, Another Opens September 10, 2012


Sometimes we struggle because we think we know the direction God wants us to go. Just when we think it’s going our direction, the door of opportunity closes. Just remember not to get discouraged. God doesn’t see things the same way we do and he can work in some pretty mysterious ways! Keep the faith and continue to pray for God to open your eyes to his will. Be prepared to go in a direction that you hadn’t considered because God may stretch you in ways you hadn’t imagined. Just when you think you’ve lost your way, the door will open and it will be clear to you that this is the plan that God has for your life. Pray that you have the discernment to realize it when God is pointing you in that direction!

Yours in Faith,

Pam

 

Graduation Is a Time of Change May 22, 2012

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This time of year always brings about changes for those students who graduate and are ready to take on a new chapter in their lives. I have two daughters graduating this year; one from college and one from high school. It’s such an exciting time for both of them. One ready to search for the career she has been studying for during the last 17 years, the other ready to embark on a new educational experience that will take her down an exciting path! I wish the best for each of them. I’ve spent the first part of their lives teaching them to love and trust in God and now I must do the same. I must trust that they will rely on God to lead them where he wants them to go. I am sure that he has great things in store for both of them and feel honored that my husband and I have been entrusted with the gift of raising them. It’s an awesome responsibility!

 

Spend Time With the Ones You Love May 3, 2012

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It’s easy to take for granted the people we love the most. They’re always there for us. We don’t mean to take them for granted, but life gets in the way. None of us know how much time we have left! We get so busy with meetings, and chores and things that we know should be done, that sometimes we just don’t have time to visit. Don’t make that mistake. You can’t make up for lost time. No matter if you spend 24 hours a day with them, you can’t make up for what has been lost! None of us want to think about the finality of death, but if we know the Father and have accepted Jesus Christ as our saviour, we can have faith that we will see them in heaven in God’s time. So, love while you can so that you’ll have no regrets!

 

Pray For Your Children’s Future April 16, 2012

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From the time our children are born we wonder what their future will be like. What kind of student will they be, what will they choose for a career, who will they marry, what will their spouse be like, how about grandchildren…? And we pray about many of these things. The mysteries of the future go on and on. This Saturday night, my oldest daughter became engaged to her best friend. They have been together for several years now and he has become very special to us.  A man of God who is a leader in our church at the young age of 20, he has earned respect from many. I trust that God brought them together and has blessed their relationship. It makes me feel very happy to see that my daughter will be with a man who loves God, loves and respects her, and will be there for her always.

So, do I feel like she is taken care of and I don’t need to pray for her any more? Certainly not! My prayers will be to continue to keep God in their relationship. I still have another daughter that I will continue to pray these same kind of prayers for. I pray that when the time is right God will bring into her life a man with similar qualities. I will always be here for my children whatever their needs, but it sure is nice to know that God and a loving spouse will be there also! Keep praying for your children, Parents! God will answer in his time…

 

 
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