My name is Lynn Lingenfelter and up to this time in my life, I've had more than my fair share of challenges. My challenges, like most folks challenges, comprised physical restrictions at times, overcoming situations both mentally and emotionally as well as plenty of spiritual growth occurring and all of it whether I wanted it or not. Here is where I am right now.
As I’ve been thinking and working on my article this week, it’s hard to believe all the things that have happened to me over the past few years. Life was great and I was on top of my game in 2008. Then two weeks before my 41st birthday, I began to notice my sight wasn’t quite right. My speech became slurred and my mind couldn’t focus. By the time it was my birthday on October 20, I was admitted to the hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Until it was all said and done, I had lost my speech, sight, memory, my muscles were depleted, my ability to swallow ceased, my comprehension was gone, and what the doctors called “tracking” of my vision was like blindness… my brain couldn’t work right. It was the left side of my brain that ceased to work right. They continued to test, prod and probe me, and at one point even said that I had cancer. They didn’t know what to do with me.
I have to admit fear gripped me that I might be dying (again), and I wouldn’t see my wife and kids anymore. I was powerless to do anything about it. As time went by and through a final Brain biopsy, I learned I had PML, (another deadly virus that was rare & much worse than AIDS with no treatment) my fear turned to frustration. This couldn’t be happening. Evey was always strong, but she felt helpless too. I was sent home from the hospital to die. As members of the family came to visit, it stirred us to start fighting back… knowing my Purpose was not near complete. Progress was very slow and my health declined even more because of the brain damage, before it got better. I wasn’t much help for a while. I tried to do things my way and hoped that God would work with me. And He did!!
Fast forwarding to today, beginning of 2013, over four years from the onset, I believe I have been made whole. That didn’t happen until I came to grips with God. I was missing contributing to my family and my Spiritual growth long enough. These are the most important things in my life. But my ways aren’t necessarily God’s ways. Once I admitted that my life was truly in God’s hands and surrendered completely to Him, He began to open my life up that I needed to get out-of-the-way of His healing of my Mind, Body and Spirit. This was a total reality check for me, and through this, I believe it has allowed my latest healing transformation. God’s grace is abundant and I am truly living in victory. I even feel like Lynn again. Lol!! Whether I am healed or not, I do know this, I know the Healer, the great Physician and walk with Him moment by moment every day. I now humbly share my message of hope to all who would hear it.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory...for ever and ever.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
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