“One of the reasons I loved playing quarterback, was that I got to call all the plays. My cancer put me in a position where I really wasn’t in control anymore.” -Len Dawson, professional football player and Hall-of-Famer, diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 1991.
If there is one thing I’m learning about cancer, about doctors, about treatments, it’s that I am so NOT in control. It's finally having an answer, then everything changes. It's living in uncertainty and being ready to adapt quickly. So it is with any trial in our lives. Like Len Dawson, we don’t get to call the plays anymore.
We had received some wonderful news concerning dad’s cancer. The spot was not of concern and the doctors had labeled dad at a stage one laryngeal cancer, rather than a stage four. We rejoiced that this meant a non-invasive laser surgery. And with a deep sigh of relief, more news comes, yet another variable that throws me on my ear. There seems to be uncertainty as to the first biopsies and the positioning of the cancer.
Understand that submission to God is for my benefit. He has my best interest at heart.
Walk in obedience, surrendering my will daily.
I let go of my control because my way of thinking is no longer my own. I submit to God because He has my best interests at heart. I obediently yield my will because I have made a deliberate choice to serve the Lord as an instrument of righteousness. I surrender!