So here’s the truth. Ready?
I’m not great.
I’m not even good, or okay. I’m really a pretty nasty person. I’m not special or talented or amazing when compared to others.
I’m just me.
And I’m perfectly okay with that. Happy, even.
Normally, there would be no need to say anything like this. But do you see the problem? The little issue that has come recently? If not, let me enlighten you.
Since finding out that I had a brain tumor, many people have said things like:
“You’re so strong.”
“I don’t know how you’re handling it so well! There’s no way I could be like you right now.”
“You’ve inspired me. Your faith is amazing.”
“I am SO proud of you and how you’ve been so great through all this!”
Umm….yeah. Let me fill you in on a little secret. All of that talk ^ is just ridiculous. Why? Here’s some more of the truth part:
I don’t know why people are so impressed or say I’m an “inspiration.”
See, I’m not strong and I didn’t do this on my own strength. I couldn’t have done it on my own, and God knew that. So He gave me peace through it all.
I’m not any better than anyone else, I was just asked to go through this.
So I did, with His help. I’ve been strong because of Him. It’s as simple as that. That’s the truth.
My blog is called It Just Takes One for many reasons. I’ve been planning on explaining it, and am working towards that currently. It’ll be a while, though. For now, just know that it only takes one person to make a difference. I don’t know why I was “chosen” by God to be the girl who got a brain tumor. But He chose me. Not because I’m better or worse, but just because. Only He fully knows why.
Maybe because I needed to learn stuff from it. Or perhaps because He knew that He would receive glory and honor from it. Hear me when I say that it doesn’t matter why I’m the one that got a brain tumor. What matters is that He receives all glory and praise. Yes, I’m thankful that He stuck with me through it. Yes, I was strong BUT only because of Him.
If I’ve been an inspiration to you or anything of the sort, then know that it was all God. He loves you and wants to draw you to Himself. Perhaps He’ll use my little Story to do just that.
“If God puts you to it, he’ll put you through it”
“God does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear”
These are some of the quotes I thought of when I read this post. Thanks for sharing=)
Even through Him, as a vessel, you’re amazing. Face it, he doesn’t create anything less than that! :)
One Girl, you may think is ALL God but you’ve had something to do with it all too. Don’t short-change yourself. If you hadn’t made the choice to give yourself to Him, then where would you be? See, you are amazing.
I think you are amazing. Not because you had a brain tumor but because you are you. You are amazingly upbeat, and while God has aided you in that, he aids us all and you choose to do the best with it. That’s what makes you incredible.
That being written, I know how this feels. After my accident people would tell me how amazing I was and I would think, “I got run over by a car… what do you want me to do? How is that amazing?” I wasn’t really strong, I just was faced with a situation where I had to do what I had to do to survive.
I hope you are doing well. Best wishes! XOXOX
I still think you are pretty incredible lady! :)