January Twenty Fifth; Thoughts on Putting Things Off

Well I did something I hate doing.


I made an appointment with a doctor. Its my optometrist but its still a doctor. I really like this doctor, he is the one who caught the fact that it is Keratoconus that is what is wrong with my eyes and not cataracts. He is the one who finally got me wearing contacts so I could see more clearly again.


I called because my right eye is giving me issues. Issues that have been going on since late last week. As I told the really sweet lady who answered the call, it is like there is a wide spider web that is waving across my field of vision from time to time. It doesn’t hurt, its more of an annoyance. I do have a slight headache on that side but again as I told her, its more of a dull, I’m here ache not anything that would put one to the floor. So I now have an appointment for Thursday morning..early.


I wonder, how often is it that we do this. We have an issue of any sort that needs to be taken care of and we try to ignore what is going on, or not. We hope that it will go away. We think, I don’t have time, money, talent, education, what ever else, to deal with what is happening. So we continue on our merry way ignoring what we are dealing with.


I have been warned in the past about making sure I keep up with my eye exams, and that isn’t due for a couple of months yet. I imagine this is even more important due to my eye condition.


Its the same though with life actually. We have so many things before us that need handling and we side step and hope for the best. Things going on where we work that make working difficult. Things going on with our health. Things going on with our families. We get ourselves into situations that create struggles. We ignore thoughts of salvation and eternity.


We need to stop doing that. We need to realize that when we do these, we only make things worse. We create a more difficult struggle unintentionally yes, but we do make it harder to change and correct.


My late husband had health issues. One of which was his weight. We tried to help him learn how to eat better, get him to move more. It was difficult because it had been a gradual adding of weight and one does not simply immediate have obesity disappear.


I have this anxiety over being accepted in groups or even with one or two others. I have allowed the fears of not fitting in, to make me prefer avoiding things that would be fun. I am working on that.


I think, a lot of time we ignore things out of fear, or having been threatened in some way, or simply because it is easier.


The one thing that is easier, is finding salvation. Finding the peace in forgiveness. Finding the rest in a Savior Who loves no matter what other issues we face or have dealt with. That, I am glad I haven’t ignored or put off. Because we never know when our name will be called and our time over.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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12 Responses to January Twenty Fifth; Thoughts on Putting Things Off

  1. pkadams says:

    I’m proud of you. I totally get the putting off doctor appointments thing . I need to get my eyes checked because my vision is getting pretty bad , but I keep putting it off. But I’m thankful that I know Jesus is waiting for me in the kingdom !

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