Weights that slow us up

When I played basketball in college during the first part of practice when we did drills we often wore weighted vests. I don’t remember how heavy they were, but I remember that half way through practice when we were going to scrimmage we took the vests off and I felt like I could fly.

I recently had all my symptoms of Parkinson go away, I guess you could say that I am cured. I am not sure exactly why, it could be the Keto diet I went on starting January first, it most certainly could be the literal hundreds of people praying for me that God would heal me, or it could be the strenuous exercise routine that I do every night.

When I was struggling with Parkinson’s I took a medicine called ropinorole that worked good to control my tremors and some others Parkinson’s issues. The medicine worked wonderful but a major side affect was that it made me very “addictive compulsive”, and I needed to practice major self-control to keep myself from doing dozens of different things that were wrong for me to do.

Every night as I examined my life, I plead with God to give strength over these compulsive activities. I regularly would be out in my shop working at 2:00 am in the morning because I didn’t have the self control to make myself go to bed even though that was my goal, and desire.

Now that I am almost totally free of the medicine that I was taking for Parkinson’s, I am enjoying great freedom from the side effects of that drug. When I was taking 18 milligrams today I had to exert great self control to do what I knew was right, and now that I am off of the medicine I have this new Super self control to do exactly what I want to do. I is like for the last 7 years I have had this vest on, and now it is gone. I know I will get used to the new “self-controlled ” me but for a little bit I am going to enjoy the power and the freedom of having great self control.

Hebrews 12:1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

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