Why did I get cancer? That is a question many of us may have when we get our cancer diagnosis. I eat right, I exercise and I am a good person that treat others the way I want to be treated so why am I the person now facing this battle that can take my life? Have you ever stopped to think that perhaps you are facing this challenge because:
- You need to be still
- You need to learn to live each day to the fullest as though it is your last
- You need to spend more time with the people you love
- You have taken things for granted and need to realize just how precious life and time is
- You are putting too much emphasis on physical beauty instead of what is inside of your heart
- God wants to show you how he is going to use you so you can discover your purpose
- God is using you to show others there is hope in the middle of a storm
- God is teaching you to stop doubting yourself and believe you are a force to be reckoned with
So if faced with a cancer diagnosis or any type of challenge for that matter, instead of asking why, you may simply want to state , “God I truly do not understand why this is happening to me and I trust you will see me through this journey. You are going to use me to impact others in positive ways I can’t even begin to imagine.”
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I am proud to say God has used my scars to draw others to me. There are women who need to see my scars so I can inspire them and give them hope as well as laughter as they go through their journey . As a cancer survivor you may not be thankful for cancer, but please be thankful for what cancer has taught you or will teach you.
Cancer has taught me how to live. I am living life boldly and I dare you to do the same!