Conversation Shows My Motivation to Write

After reading the timeline I wrote regarding the years after my first health struggles and remembering the timeline I wrote from childhood to my first health struggle, my therapist said, “You have overcome so much in your life. What’s next for you now that you have overcome so much?”

Me-“I don’t know. Maybe Jesus will take me home to heaven.”

Therapist-“What would you like to see happen?”

Me-“I would like to finish and publish my book about Jesus Understands Trauma. I think I can get it translated into Spanish and Portuguese. I would love to share about it in Ensenada Mexico and in Brazil and maybe here in the USA. I would like to continue teaching and helping refugees/immigrants.”

Therapist- “Those are great goals.”

Me-“But at my age I am not sure how much time I have to do them.”

Therapist-“You could have many more years.”

Not verbalized to her my thought-“I don’t want many more years of pain, Maranantha Lord Jesus. Come quickly Lord Jesus.”

Even this morning was another morning of waking up in pain and wishing I could stay home all day. But I will go teach three classes today. Each day is like that for me living with chronic illness. But there are more people to reach with the love of Jesus and I do hope to follow what 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God

That is my motivation behind the book and my desire for future ministry.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

24 thoughts on “Conversation Shows My Motivation to Write

  1. Matt, I understand completely, brother! I share the exact same sentiments. May God wrap you in comfort and give you continued strength to teach your classes. You’re a blessing to them and us!

      1. You’re welcome, brother. I’m so glad to know you’re ok and I pray recovering well! Have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving! 💛🙏🏻🙏🏻

      1. Kinda busy lately!! And trying to get over a sinus infection! Dr prescribed an antibiotic that seems to be helping! I’m thankful for that!
        I hope you are feeling well!?

      1. I am doing all right – keeping busy assisting several family members while they recover from surgery. Thankful for answered prayers! 🌺

  2. Matt, you might want to try drinking more water. Take your weight and divide by 2 and drink that number in ounces throughout the day. It makes a huge difference in pain and allows more tpainfree freedom of movement.

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