Faith Into Action
Faith in action. Sometimes it’s tough. These days as I sit and have my quiet time in the morning, I think about my faith a lot.
Having a near death experience, not knowing whether or not I would make it out of the surgery alive, has made me that way.
Each day that my feet hit the floor, I thank God immensely for the time that I have been given.
I stay home while my wife is at work, I homeschool our three kids. It is a huge change for us all. Although it has been five years since my surgery, life is such a struggle. I mean,, being more than half blind, has been a mojor change for more me. It has completely changed who I was. It would be different if perhaps I could drive. Then I would at least be able to get around.
But having gone from a successful pharmaceutical sales professional to a half blind stay at home dad who teaches his kids and does all the household stuff like cooking, cleaning, and laundry is crazy.
Our Faith In Action
Logistically speaking what we have on our hands is a complete nightmare to say the least. We depend on so many people for rides to and from so many locations. Don’t get me wrong, I am so, so grateful for all that our friends do for us, we could never repay all the kindness. It’s just that you have no idea how crazy it is.
Two weeks ago while the temperature was in the 40’s my wife dropped off my youngest daughter and I at a gas station, to catch our connecting ride to school. As my wife drove away for work it dawned on me.
My family’s Faith was truly the only thing keeping us all together. It was the only thing keeping my wife and I together. It was the only thing that we can explain to our kids about why things are the way that they are. My wife and both wish things were different.
I have tried hard to hide my blindness from any potential employer. I have filled out so many resumes and been to so many interviews, but nothing seems to work out. Not being able to drive or work in a changing environment has limited many potential jobs for me. Not looking for sympathy, I’m just stating a fact.
It is so very crazy.
How do we do what we do? I mean anyone in their right mind would be done this crazy mess by now. How do we do it.
I answered my own question that day waiting for our ride to school out in the cold with my daughter Mandy.
It is because we know and believe with our innermost being that God and his overflowing wisdom has a plan for us.
How do we know this? It is because we have been practicing what we believe. It is because we don’t put our faith up on a shelf somewhere and go to it when it is needed. We put our faith where our mouth is.
Faith is not just a noun that you have and simply hold on to it. Yes you do hold onto faith, but you can’t just hold on and not practice faith. Faith has to be intentional and consistently put into practice as in faith the verb.
Faith in action can do more because it is allowing the power of God to work in your life. My family and I, we know that today, because God has a plan, we can do this.
I encourage you to practice what you believe by reading, praying, and holding onto and going where you are called because your faith through God can make it happen.