The day after Thanksgiving I fell and broke my ankle. When I stood back up I was in immediate and intense pain. In no time it began to swell up like a soccer ball. I really felt (and wanted to believe) that it was just a bad sprain so I refused to go to the doctor. I wanted to think that I knew exactly what was wrong and that I was smarter than any professional. Before long the pain was too great for me to bear. I finally went to the doctor. The doctor told me it was much more than a sprained ankle. It was very badly broken and would require surgery, metal plates, 4 screws, and a rope to reattach the ligament.
This whole situation got me to thinking about my relationship with my Heavenly Father. How many times do I just make decisions because I think I just know better than anyone else and wait until the situation has gotten to the point that the pain is more than I can bear? Just like with the broken bone, by the time I come to the ultimate healer there is so much more to be fixed.
As 2016 gets started my main goal is to make sure that I put my “pray life” first. When I need to make a decision I will go and pray so that I can avoid any unnecessary pain. I started deb-i to make a difference and add value to the lives of others, I think making God my CEO is the first step.
My favorite verse, Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” May 2016 be a year of complete trust in his plans for my life and in the direction of my company.