Monday, February 14, 2011

The Unknown

A week from today, I will be at the Thomas Jefferson Oncology Department. Dr. Sato and his amazing team of doctors and nurses will tell me one of two things: 1) you can go home and we will continue to monitor you for the next few months, or 2) you will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow for another round of treatment. Everytime we arrive in Philadelphia it is a day full of the unknown.

Isn't our life full of unknowns? Are we living each day like we know what our future will hold? The blessing of having cancer is that you do know one thing; you can choose to live your life differently. You can approach life knowing you have an advantage of living life to the fullest. Doing things that make you happy, not sweating the small stuff, valuing your time with friends and family.

I do know this. God has used me to help others by telling my testimony. I know that Gods purpose for me is greater than my understanding. I know I have faith in God to pull me though this tough time.

Having God on your side will help aleveate the unknowns. God promises to give eternal life to those who give their life to Christ. God promises to never leave us nor forsake us. He promises to get us through dark times.

Stop worrying about the unknown future, focus on today. Life your life for Christ and the rest will fall into place.

Philipians 1:12

"I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel."

Romans 8:28

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Dear 16 Year Old Me