Someone suggested to me yesterday. But let me tell you, I have the ULTIMATE THERAPIST: GOD. He has been my Wonderful Counselor who has guided my life to a lovely place, no smoking, drugs or alcohol needed. Thank you very much! It’s not always pretty, though, and there are some tricky things I have to endure for Him, but no problem. For this God who is doing 10,000 things for me in one moment, I say, “ANYTHING FOR YOU!” even the things I struggle deeply with I can say, ‘God, I got You!’ I’m a soldier in the army of the Lord!
I feel the SWEETNESS of His Presence ALWAYS with me! Like yesterday after venting that I can’t believe that every year I say I will use this fasting during Ramadan to work on my negative thinking that I allow to constantly drag me down, yet I still struggle with it year after year, the same nagging, depressing thoughts like Nik, what is wrong with you! This wise person said something like the lesson may not just be for you, but it’s also meant to help someone else. Fast forward a few hours later, I asked my son, Joshie to have an appointment with God with me. He said, “Mommy, you pick the number.” I looked at the time and it was 2:20, so I said let’s read day 220. Unbelievably it said:
“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.” – Hebrews 2:18
Exactly what this person had said. Which is the assignment I’ve gladly accepted from God, to learn crucial lessons from a God perspective of everything I go through, and pass them on to you guys.
Then this morning, RUNNING WHILE FASTING DURING RAMADAN, of all the runs from the Nike Run Club, I did one which I’ve never done before, and unbelievably it was from a Muslim Coach who spoke about RUNNING WHILE FASTING DURING RAMADAN and having to deal with the same negative thoughts that I’m dealing with. Wink! Wink! This was another one of my God winks where everything strangely lined up too perfectly to be a regular coincident. It was my Therapist (God) letting me know that He sees me, and He is with me to help me go through any situation that comes my way. Heehaw! And about these ugly, negative thoughts that plague me, He constantly reminds me of this ONE verse:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Yes, my Therapist! (SMILE)