“All things are working for my good, He’s intentional, never failing…”
Labral Hip Tear. After months and months of pain in my hip, sometimes not being able to walk or even sit down, these three words seemed to echo after being said by doctor three weeks ago. My doctor proceeded to tell me that Labral Hip Tears are common in athletes, who’s sport involves heavy footwork and fast rotation (like basketball). Still in shock, the only thing I could do was laugh. What’s so funny? If you have followed my story, you know that less than a year ago, I was in a wheelchair learning how to walk again for the 6th time in my life. Are you laughing yet? How did I manage to do this? Last I checked, I was not out on the basketball courts or running yards on the football field. Hense why I’m laughing.
After my initial instinct to laugh, my next emotions were that of disappointment. Disappointment that I’m having yet another surgery. Disappointment that I yet again have to put my life on hold, right when I beginning to take off, navigating my way around NYC and working hard in my internship. Disappointment because I thought I was done with the pain. After all, I’ve been through these last two years, 10 years collectively, I thought I was done!
Then I remembered Romans 8:28, “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” All things work for the good of those who love the Lord. As I began to resonate on this, my aspect began to change.
Yes, I’ve been through a lot lately, but with every difficulty that I’ve had, I have been blessed. If you had told me six months ago that I would be commuting to the city, riding subways, and working beside internet and television personalities, I would have said you were crazy! Six months ago I was still sleeping in a hospital bed, there’s no way I would be doing these things….but I am.
While this latest injury/surgery is a setback, I know that it will propel me further into the Lord’s purpose for my life. I can’t even begin to imagine what 2016 will offer, where I will go and what I will do. So while I may feel overwhelmed and discouraged, I am more excited to see what’s next to come. Most importantly, I am holding God true to His promise, that all things are working for my good, trusting that everything is going to work out the way it is meant to be.
Until Next Time,
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