Anyway, the other day my husband and I were talking about something and I said, "I'll see it when I believe it". He stared at me, waiting for me to catch my own mistake. A few seconds later I asked, "Oh wait. How does that saying go?"
"I'll believe it when I see it" he answered.
Hmmmm. I thought about it for a moment and said it (my way) again, "I'll see it when I believe it." I repeated it a few times quietly, smiled and then shouted, "That's it! It's brilliant! I will see it when I believe it." I will see myself pain-free, whole, healthy and strong, when I believe it, not the other way around.
I don't need to see the evidence before believing. I don't need to be sold, convinced or won over.
I see myself running around with my girls, kicking a soccer ball, throwing a football, catching a Frisbee.
I see myself dancing, twirling, smiling, laughing.
I see myself writing - writing something beyond what I could have ever imagined.
I see myself surrounded by people I love.
I see myself with outstretched arms, thanking God for His grace and mercy.
I see myself speaking to others - walking them through their own seasons of fear and pain.
I see myself growing old, standing tall, looking vibrant.
I see this because I believe this.