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Topic: Ow! (01/07/10)
TITLE: The Orange and the Pain
By Christine Ramey
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I remember vividly as the nurse brought in an orange and set it on the table. Then she announced to me “First, you must practice with the orange and give it a shot!” She said.
I thought she was crazy how is an orange anything like sticking yourself! She began to teach me how to draw up my needle to insure the insulin was in it properly. Then she said “Alright, now it is your turn. Go for it!” the nurse instructed me. So, I did. I pushed the needle into the orange and draw back on the needle to insure the medicine was in the orange.
Still I had one more challenge that the nurse had to instruct me. I had to learn how to give that same shot to myself. It was easier giving the shot to the orange than it was to me.
However, I knew it was important for me learn. I knew it was a way of life I would soon come to know!
She taught me how to find the spot I needed on my belly to give the shot. I was not really ready for this. I would pause every couple of minutes asking her if I really needed to do it. Of course she told me yes.
I then put the needle to my belly and began poking it in slowly. It was a big owe for me. I have never felt so much pain in all of my life then that moment. Even though I knew it something I need to do I wasn’t too happy about doing it.
God has for us to feel owes at times in our life when we are not following his will. He teaches us that so we can learn to trust him again. It is just like the moment when I stuck that needle into my belly. I had to trust that all was o.k. Sometimes, we need to learn that all will be o.k. with God. That is why He brings us our owes to learn from our mistake and making us a better person because of it. He loves us and would never want us to know pain or to be hurt. Yet, when we fall away from God we must be reminded of it all again. So, when will just learn to trust Him and rely on His love? Why must we be content even with the owes of our lives? Let go of them and let God direct your life so He can love you!
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