Monday, November 09, 2009

POW!



I have always wanted to be a superhero. Fighting crime in a cute outfit appeals to me in a way that I guess I just can't describe. As a child, I loved Jaime Sommers (oh how I longed to be bionic!) and could think of nothing more amazing than to be Diana Prince... (You're a wonder, Wonder Woman!) As an adult, I confess a inner desire to be Sydney Bristow and kick some bad guy.... booty.

Now, I have a few super powers (including a sonic blast of a whistle & the power to command the attention of hundreds of children without a microphone or candy) that are pretty impressive. However, as you know already, I've been feeling less than super lately.
(unless you count the two days I was flying around all hyped up on Prednisone last week! I was OUT OF CONTROL! I felt like a crimefighter for realz, people! POW! I sorted through stacks of paper! POW! I bought cute shoes! POW! I finished my Christmas shopping! POW! I foiled my trash-eating beagle! BOO-YAH! .....But then the breathing thing got the best of me and I lost the POW! sad but true story.)

And though I've come to terms with the fact that I can't take stairs in a single bound, and that I am just not going to be huffing and puffing and blowing anything over anytime soon, I'm still not ready to give up entirely and just lie and wait to die. I woke up this morning ready to fight! As soon as the offices were open, I went on a phone-calling mission to get my referral to the Pulmonary Specialist expedited. I talked to one person, then another, then one more. Each was so kind to give me just a little more information until I at last wound up with the Pulmonary Master Scheduler (that's her actual title) who was- I KID YOU NOT- the coolest, most accommodating person I've ever come across in the medical phone talking profession. And here's the AMAZING MIRACLE....She got me an appointment TOMORROW with the actual CHIEF OF PULMONARY MEDICINE!!!

It's those little moments that remind me that God totally has this handled. I don't need to BE a superhero... I HAVE a Superhero... and He wants even more than I do for me to be living out the plan that He has for me. I don't need to be out trying to summons up my own answers, to fight my own battles, to figure out what to do next on my own! He'll give me all the 'POW'ers I need to be able to do exactly what I need to do exactly when I need to do it. I can relax in the fact that while I need to be sensitive to His leading, I don't need to fret that I'm not super enough to kick this. Yes, I'm weary. I can't breathe. I have no POW left... but.... I merely have to reach out and touch Him to access far more than I could even ask for. His is the Kingdom. His the Power. His is the Glory. Forever and ever.... AMEN!

How's that for POW?!?!


But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.”
Luke 8:14





(that being said, I'd like the record to show that I'm still not giving up my dream of wearing a cape, cute boots, and some kickin' bracelets, SOMEDAY ... okay?)

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18 comments:

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Girl, I SO needed to read this today!

And you ARE a wonder!

CableMonkey said...

Pow indeed.

God's Guitar Girl said...

Well said, super chica! POW!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

GREAT post, Amber. I'm so happy you got an appt tomorrow. Please, please, please give us an update, Ms Superhero!

Hey, tell me how you foiled the beagle. I'm ready to give my beagle to anyone who'll take him b/c of his annoying beagle behavior.

The "McLean" Family said...

Amber you don't need the cute boots, cape and bracelets. You are a Superhero in all you do. When I grow up I want to be just like you pow! pa pow! pow! pow!

Kellie said...

AWesome post my friend! And I am going to pray that the Power of God will palpable tomorrow as you see the specialist...and that our Powerful God will give that specialist powerful wisdom to get you better!!!

Keep us updated!

care-in said...

What an amazing God we serve! Hope you find some relief soon.

Sheryl said...

ok, you must have been posting this while i was writing on your wall. it's hard to be stuck on the perch, isn't it? sounds like God is teaching you some POWerful lessons. (oh boy i am getting as cheesy as you)

am praying that God is all over your appt tomorrow. praying for relief and healing.

love ya

Brandy said...

I love this: "the medical phone talking profession"

Oh to have Lynda Carter's waistline. That would be truly a miracle. Lord bless you my friend.

Carpool Queen said...

Needed to read this as I fought some battles today, mostly against myself, and mostly in the space between my ears.

On the bright side, your POW's have inspired me to KACHOW! a couple of loads of laundry.

I can munch on my own without Prednisone.

It's a gift.

Becky said...

So awesome. For The One who created this vast universe, owns the cattle on a thousand hills here, is preparing a spectacular place for us in heaven...Chief's of Pulmonary medicine are a dime a dozen. ;)

Sometimes we need to have little things like this happen to really get a glimpse of and appreciate how BIG He truly is. LOOOVED this post. POW!

You finished your Christmas shopping?! Dude...you're making me feel like a total slacker, lol.

Diana said...

Love it! Love you! Grab that hem with both hands girl and be healed in Jesus name!!!

lisasmith said...

Any excuse to buy cute boots...

Seriously, Amber, I stay away and come back to find out you need some pow-er-full prayer!!

I know you've seen the specialist, but I'm still praying. Praying for you feel the Pow-ah of God!!

I just love you!!

lisasmith said...

Oh wait, I think it's still Monday...it just feels like Tuesday already. I'm praying with the right date in mind ;)

Melissa Stover said...

wow. i'll be praying and waiting for an update. i used to wish i had magic powers like bewitched. oh the power to clean my room with a twitch of my nose...

Gretchen said...

Hey...maybe I should rethink taking prednisone on a daily basis. Mother's Little Helper II?

Nah.

Because you're right. We have all the power we need. Hard to seek it always. Hard to wait on it--definitely. At least for me. But He's right here. Bearing it with you, with seeing eyes.

Love you, friend. I'll be praying and waiting for your update with the rest of your Superfriends. xxxooo

Jenster said...

POW!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Well, if you went to your appt in Wonder Woman gear, you would probably get a lot of medical attention...and maybe a padded room to stay in. Thankful you got your appt much faster than expected! Hope you get some answers!