Shandra Lee. With Heart Wide Open. A Miracle In The Making.

You’ll Get Used To It , A Second Opinion

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Three days later, hobbling in, awaiting judgement. The next few moments held the future . Two total strangers lives connecting: one held power, one held brokenness.

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Ever felt this way? Whether through your own choices, or life circumstances, someone holds your future based on the past,  in their hands.

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Christ Doesn’t Just Make Up the Difference, He Is The Difference. Brad Wilcox

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The surgeon answered my questions as the joy in hearing “no surgery required” seeped in and much of the strain seeped  out. In the next breath “No travel either.”

Reflecting on how someone with whom I’ve never had even a conversation before he stepped into this room 30 seconds ago, could have such influence. Yet, it happens daily. We listen to those around us whom with great “authority” speak into our lives, as if they have some Oracle of Truth as to our future.

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Two very competent doctors in three days who imply because this is a recurring injury “You’ll get used to the pain, the scars, the limp, the struggle, disappointment” . To which I emphatically reply “no”.

Or “you’ll be one of the few, who do the hard work and overcome the brokenness”. to which I emphatically, repeatedly answer “Yes”.

Two very competent strangers of whom I know nothing, do trust their good intentions, yet will most definitely seek another opinion. Strangers who certainly don’t know me.

Remembrances of times past, persons of influence who, in all their “self wisdom” preach,  You’ll get used to it”.  Complacency. Fear. Status Quo. Less than. Pain. Disappointment. Settling.

People who try to pull one back to believe that God is angry. This season must be a punishment. Such trials must mean I must be out of God’s favor, therefore i must be in great sin.

Really? 

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John 16: 33 â€œI have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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Anyone? I know you do cause you’ve told me 🙂 But don’t raise your hand here.

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To which I reply “No”. You”re wrong. No matter your opinion of me, my past or my future~

*No God is not angry with me. *No this is not a punishment. *No I am not out of God’s Will. *No I am not mistaken. *No I have not misheard and *No I am NOT in sin.

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To those of you who are up against it right now:

*Press in, Press On, Press Through. Press it to The Cross. #1

*The bigger the dream, the healing, Calling and God Given future, the louder the naysayers. #2

*The bigger and Closer the Breakthrough …(see #2 ^) #3

*Do NOT focus on those who try to focus you on looking back. Look forward Look Up, Look ahead.#4

*Always get a Second Opinion #5  (and the Only One that matters~ks)

"Perfection is our long-term goal, but for now our goal is progress in that direction - continues progress that is possible only through the continuous Atonement."
“Perfection is our long-term goal, but for now our goal is progress in that direction – continuous progress that is possible only through the continuous Atonement.”

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Until next time, In Him, Shandra

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A few of you know The Lord’s invitation to minister February 2013 in New Orleans and March 2013 in Mexico. That neither of these have yet come to fruition is to His Glory , plan and purpose in developing the  growing Beauty in My Come and See Life. Of this I am certain. Shandra

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