Our preacher is preaching through the Psalms. He knows that I rely heavily on the 16th chapter for strength and comfort during my current treatment for breast cancer so when he reached that chapter, he asked if I would be willing for him to interview me in front of the congregation. My first reaction was no. That would be too stressful but I remembered a message I had received from a wise and trusted friend just the week before. She had reminded me that people were watching me to see how one handles these hard and dark periods of life. I realized that I had an opportunity for influence during this time that I might not have again. But I kept thinking I’d like to wait till this is all behind me… Then I could articulate lessons learned so much better. But on the other hand, I believe there is power in living my life transparently before I have it nicely outlined with poignant examples for each point. So I agreed and prayed that God would help me to be open and share how he has comforted and guided me through the twists and turns of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
To God be the glory.
Thank you, Devin, for the opportunity.
I hope you have a great day!