I am now cancer free for 6 years. Yay! That is something to celebrate!
I am still living, even though the doctors and I thought my time to die was near. The doctors ran out of treatments, so I turned to God for guidance and healing.
I want to make it clear. God healed me.
I did everything I could. My husband did everything he could. The doctors did everything they knew to do. It was God who healed me. I owe God to live a life He would approve of. I don’t want these extra years God has given me to go to waste.
I have wondered what my life should look like, now that I am still living. Choosing what to do with my life, not knowing if I would live 2 years or 10 years, is difficult.
It is true that no one knows how long they will live. When battling a dangerous cancer, the odds of a short life span increase. Cancer has a tendency to return. I battled cancer three times. Cancer changes what living looks like, and what living includes. Abilities are restricted. Energy is reduced. Priorities change.
Living after cancer has put a pressure on me to live well, to make good choices, and focus in on a few priorities.
I have focused on making time for: my husband and family, church, prayer, Bible study, being thankful, helping others, encouraging Christians, writing, learning, eating healthy, and exercise.
Maybe your choices would be different, but I feel good about these choices. If I would die next week, I would be happy with my life. I would face God knowing I lived well, and made good use of the years of life He gave me.
What priorities would you choose to live if you only had a few years left to live?
To read more about my cancer battle click here.