Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rumors in the Locker Room: Lies I've Believed

This is a hard post to write. I haven't written in a while because of several different reasons: pain, confusion, holiday rush, inability to type, lies, and losing sight of the light at the end of the tunnel.

In some cases Lyme presents itself in strange ways such as tremors and mental disturbances. Mental disturbances that cause you to mix up your words when you type or speak. There have been times when I can't speak at all (which is good sometimes :).

The part about "lies" may have sounded a bit strange. The voices in my head tell me not to share. They tell me that lyme is a hidden disease that doctors don't realize and others don't need to realize it either. They tell me that life is worthless. It's a low pit that I fell into after and during the holidays. I wanted to decorate, create, send cards to everyone in my life, spend time with family, see friends, and be at all the Christmas events at church. And just about every time I attempted these amazing holiday activities I would fall on my face (sometimes literally) because I just didn't have the strength to do them.

This holiday season was a prime time for Satan's lies to start looming over me like a dark storm cloud.

Curious about the Rumor

I remember several times throughout middle school, high school and sadly, in college that I'd hear rumors about something bad another girl had supposedly done. As if we had never done anything wrong in our lives!

I remember specific incidents throughout high school were I'd here a rumor and didn't believe it so I tried to mind my own business. But because I now knew that something was up there was a curiosity as to whether or not the rumor was true, especially if the person was known for having good character. I had this voice in my head asking me "do you think it's true?" "man, that would be rough for them huh?). 

God is completely perfect and completely above the best of Christians. So I cannot make a perfect analogy but just as friends had lies told about them, I often question whether or not the lies that are thrown at me are true or false. Lies such as, "you shouldn't be writing this blog post now. It won't reach anyone". Some are more subtle and actually believable if I'm not on guard and believing Truth. I've wondered if Lyme is a waste and it's just something my family and I have to just endure.  To me the part about "just enduring Lyme" is a believable conclusion in my mind. But it's actually a lie. God doesn't give us struggles to just "endure" them. 

Sometimes I physically cannot make cards, visit with friends, FB, or go out, so I don't have the energy to write posts but sometimes I don't blog because I'm believing a lie. If I am just supposed to endure this then why should I write about it? Why should I care about helping people who are suffering? I mean, hey, I'm just poppin' my supplements, having pain attacks and gettin through it. Lies break down the reason God gives us trials. Lies make God look small when the purpose of trials is to make Him look amazingly wonderful. The ruler of all things.

When Rumors Resolve and Truth is Revealed

Truth: Lyme is not a waste. Cancer is not a waste. Deaths are not a waste. This blog is not a waste. Your life isn't a waste. Sharing what you're going through is not a waste. Being honest is not a waste. Nothing is wasted in life because God has a mysterious plan that is better than anything we could ask or think!

I'm thankful for the friends and family who have encouraged me to start blogging as I'm able.
Praying that I won't be the girl in the locker room believing or wondering about the false rumor but that I'll believe with all my heart that the rumor is a lie. I don't have to wonder. I'll just know that the Light dispels all Lies.



  1. You are an encouragement, Robin. Hang onto the Truth with all your might! Praying for you.

  2. Robin,

    Hi! I happened on this blog while looking through blogger blogs. I like the gray you used on your walls!

    I read an article recently about bee venom and Lyme. I'll post the link here. It's about a woman who was stung by bees and her Lyme symptoms vanished as she covered from the stings. Wow... So when I read your post I thought of it. Hope it helps in some way.


  3. Thanks, Sandi! It's crazy how Lyme presents itself differently in each individual. I just need a bee to come sting me ;) Interesting stuff!
    Follow my blog if you want. The button is at the top right hand corner of the blog. It's google friends connect or follow by email.

  4. Shanna, your prayers mean so much to me. Thanks for your encouragement!

  5. I love reading your blog. Your messages and the updates are really important to these of us who love you.
    Ps. 56:9b-13
    This I know, that GOD IS FOR ME.
    In God, Whose Word I praise,
    in the Lord, Whose Word I praise,
    in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
    I must perform my vows to You, O God;
    I will render thank offerings to You.
    For You have delivered my soul from death,
    yes, my feet from falling,
    that I may walk before God
    in the light of life.

  6. Thanks for the verses! I see Anonymous but I guess we know each other :) Thanks for encouraging me to blog when possible. Love to you.