What if your doctor confronted you with a diagnoses of a life-changing disorder? What if he asserted that, starting immediately, you must drastically cut your activities and focus on only one or two things? What if he told you in no uncertain terms you may never live the same way again, ever?
What would you change about your life? What would you quit doing? What would you decide is intrinsically important? What would you cry for? What would you throw out without a second thought?
This very thing happened to me at the beginning of this year. I was diagnosed with an obscure auto-immune disorder, affecting several systems in my body. With rest, lifestyle change, and medication, I can live a very nice life. But the Lord had huge changes in store for me.
After nearly two months, I can clearly say that I am happier than ever before. For the first time, I am living my priorities with very little distraction. I am still taking steps to eliminate more encumberances and looking forward to a great year of health and happiness. But it took laying aside some weights.
What do you wish you could lay aside? What is keeping you from living the way you want to live, or the way you believe is right?