Osteen spoke about a passage from the bible of how Peter had spent the night fishing with no success, despite fishing in places where he knew there were fish. The next morning, completely discouraged, he returned to shore. There, he was told by Jesus to go back out and he would catch plenty of fish! Peter thought it a waste of time. Nevertheless, he believed in Jesus, so he went back out and as Jesus had promised, he caught a boatload of fish!
I have my own versions of nevertheless! I’ve been told that I have a progressive, degenerative, incurable disease! The medical community, my neurologist, my family doctor and even the Michael J Fox foundation agree with this synopsis. Nevertheless, I believe the human body is capable of recovering from anything! If it can heal a cut and a broken bone, it can heal a neurological condition. And so, I focus all of my energy on recovering my health!
In the past two years, three new martial arts clubs and a huge gymnastics center have opened in the town where I teach karate. What is more, the town has opened a huge recreational center offering many different programs to kids. As a result, enrollment in my karate club has dropped significantly! Nevertheless, I believe very much in the style I teach and I believe kids can benefit greatly from both a self defense and a self esteem standpoint. And so, I enthusiastically teach my program!
I recently had a falling out with my publisher and as a result, have pulled my book from distribution. I have also written three other manuscripts that I put on the backburner while I focus on recovering my health. Nevertheless, I believe these books were divinely inspired and meant to help people! And so, I will keep them on the backburner for now, with the intention of getting them published at a later date!
You may have heard about Wilma Rudolph, an American Olympian. She was born in 1940 and experienced infantile paralysis, polio and scarlet fever during her childhood, leaving her with a twisted leg which required a leg brace and years of therapy. Nevertheless, she loved athletics and eventually discarded the brace and took up basketball in high school. There she was discovered by the University of Tennessee track and field coach and went on to win three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome!
For the past year and 1/2, I have been in the throes of fear on a daily basis! It has been intense and at times, very frustrating! Nevertheless, I believe this fear has a purpose, and that is to guide me to self love and spiritual consciousness. And so I accept it, trust that it is meant to be and have faith that I will overcome it!
There’s so much to be said about attitude and for me, having an attitude of nevertheless is an essential part of my recovery strategy! If it’s good enough for Peter and Wilma, it’s good enough for me!
Have an awesomely nevertheless day!