The only time a human being has no choices is when he/she is born. There was no decision to become an individual that would be born. For only a short time after birth, decisions are made by parents or caretakers. Even as an infant child, that small human makes choices in learning what they will eat. You’ve seen those faces a baby makes when they don’t like the taste of something new being introduced to them. The baby chooses if it wants to sleep when he/she does all manner of antics to keep from falling off to sleep (including crying). She/he chooses whom he wants to pick it up—and on and on with the activities of babies. As the baby gets older and for the remainder of his/her life, choices are made every day by that individual.
Some of the choices we make cause other movements in life. Sometimes, they concern health issues. And sometimes we have no control over health issues. Nevertheless, in all things we have the choice of how we handle the difficult situations, no matter what.
Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church, had surgery last week to remove polyps on his vocal cords that were found on both sides. All things went well with that and he continues to heal with limited talking still advised. This is a health issue that happened during his journey with stage four lung cancer. Yet he says: “I continue to struggle with various health issues—having to be on oxygen most of the time. The doctor discovered blockage of blood circulation in my legs. That will require more surgery. But as one doctor told me, ‘Go live life.’ I choose this advice to live life rather than be burdened by the difficulty of life. I could be saddened but I don’t need a doctor to tell me there’s no healing in gloom. I pray that the Lord will heal me and I will be healed.”
What do you choose in a complicated situation? You can choose how you’re going to react and how you want to feel about it.
Again, while you’re praying, think about what you may need to do to improve your health or act upon another situation in your life. If it’s something that you’re thinking you cannot do, know that you can. You can also choose how you’re going to react to it. With all that Rev. Fuzz has faced along this journey with cancer, he still chooses to live life, pray, and wait for his healing.
Many thanks for your prayers. Rev. Fuzz is always in continuous prayer for you as well. Check out Rev. Fuzz’s Facebook site as he gives praise through God’s word, songs (but there should still be no singing as per doctor’s orders) and pictures. You will be blessed. Thanks for reading and sharing ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week. May it be a blessing to you.