I am notorious for thinking to myself, “Hmmm… when should I really buckle down with my diabetes?”  The answer has been “tomorrow” or “not yet” for about 10 years now. (As of April 2013, it will be 10 years!) I know what you’re thinking… “HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?  TEN YEARS?  Get with it, Briana!”  You know, it’s not like I have not put up a good fight for a month or two here or there!  I find myself discouraged, tired, sick… grasping for a moldy P & J sandwich in the dark of the night during a relentless attack of low blood sugar. (true story)  Many reasons and factors, stages of life, and “justifiable slip-ups” have occurred, and I have let them kick me down.  I will not make this decision out of guilt.  I will not make this decision because I “think I should.”  I will make this decision because God has already decided it.  He gave me diabetes as a gracious gift.  I do not understand that statement entirely, but I want to.  I know that God has planned “all things [to] work together for [MY] good! (Rom 8:28 ESV)

It is time to put my excuses and drama aside.  Diabetes control (and really, acceptance)  has not happened, but I am committing here, to my cyber audience of friends and family, and hopefully some day fellow diabloggers, to begin TODAY.


12 thoughts on “RIGHT NOW!

  1. Wow, I am amazed by you and by God’s work in you. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church [you!] and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.[!]” Ephesians 3:20-21

  2. You are brave Brianna! I’ve never had diabetes, but know people who have and it can all be so scary. But you’re right, it is a gift from God as is hypertension that so graciously runs in our family. God also has blessed us with the knowledge of medicine – these are all miracles from above! Love you and Ben and will pray for you always!

  3. I will be following and praying with you every step of the way! I love you and k ow you can do this with Gods amazing grace

  4. Hey Bri,

    This is great! There is much power obtained when one connects our Lord, our life, and our thoughts, with His words and our words!

    • You’re right, Aunt Sherry! I know that Diabetes has been an area that I have fought very hard to keep separate. I’m sure I will still struggle with that, but I know that being open about all of this is a good start. Thank you!

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