I Can See Clearer Now

keva williams imageLife has a way of getting us through our journey. We always hear the infamous question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We all give our answers: nurse, fire fighter, veterinarian, and more. No one, however, tells us that we are going to go through so many ups and downs. I thought I would be exempted from life’s pitfalls because my parents were pastors. I felt like I had a special connection with God. I knew how to pray and how to ask God to keep my family and my friends’ families. Whatever anyone needed, I was happy to give. I wasn’t selfish. If you weren’t happy, it was my mission to find out what I could do to make you happy. Although, my life wasn’t as empty of bumps and bruises as I thought it was going to be, there was nothing that prayer couldn’t get me through.

However, one day as I traveled along my journey something abnormal took place: I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was 31, married, and at the peak of my career, and then this showed up in my life. Before I was diagnosed, I had never heard of a disease called multiple sclerosis. The doctor explained to me that it has to do with my central nervous system. Needless to say, I did my research and learned as much as I could about the disease. I learned that eventually my life as I knew it would change. First I wrote a list of questions down to ask my doctor on my next scheduled visit. Then I spent some time praying. It wasn’t my normal prayer. This time I wasn’t praying for my friends and their families; I was praying for myself. I needed God to give me the courage and strength to make it through the rest of my journey; I wasn’t asking Him to take my struggles away, for what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

God chose to make me stronger by allowing me to become a part of an elite group of individuals. I have joined multiple sclerosis support groups, and in 2013, I participated in my first MS Walk. Life isn’t all pretty with daisies and roses. Some days are harder than others, but on those days, I look up towards the hills from whence cometh my help, for my help cometh from the Lord.

– Keva M. Williams

Visit Keva’s site at www.kevawilliams.org for more information about her mission and organization Pieces of Hope.

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* Learn more about multiple sclerosis 

* Find out you can get involved

* Newly diagnosed with MS? These resources can help

* These articles discuss overcoming adversity 

4 thoughts on “I Can See Clearer Now”

  1. Very Thought Provoking! Your testimonial encourages many, who aren’t dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. It shows that life doesn’t at the bad news. I truly empowered to embrace life challenges with a new mindset! Great Piece

  2. Thank you for imparting STRENGTH and HOPE to us all! You have triumphed so many obsticles andthis just confirms what Pastor Donnie McClurkin inspires us, “After You’ve Done All You Can, You Just STAND!” I thank you for your commitment to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and wake to awareness! God is getting ready to enlarge your territory North , South, East and West and open up many doors into large arenas and other functions around the world! Get ready Woman of God! This is your season!

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