It’s Like a Hot Flash

It’s like a hot flash

During a routine checkup, my doctor asked me had I had a hot flash. I told him “I wasn’t sure”. He proceeded to tell me that if I’d had a hot flash, I would know it. A few weeks later I had my first hot flash, and boy did I know it. I was cool and calm and then all of a sudden, I had this feeling of intense anxiety, my legs began to tingle, I became nauseated, and I had the strong urge to strip most of my clothes off as I began to sweat. I know TMI – but that’s how you feel. Everything revolves around that moment and nothing else matters but those 3 minutes or so, while you’re in the throws of your flash.

This morning, as I readied myself for the day, I had one of my flashes. I glanced at my bulky sweater, long sleeve t-shirt, jeans, tights, and boots. I thought to myself, I can’t wear all of that, I’ll burn up. Even though it was 30 degrees outside. At that moment I wanted to put on some shorts and a tank top. I quickly thought about how I would freeze if I went outside with shorts and a tank top in 30 degree weather.

In that instant, God spoke to me and said that is how we react many times in our life when problems and situations come into our lives. We panic and will do something that doesn’t make sense because we’re not thinking clearly. We make decisions based upon that moment, not realizing that it’s only temporary.

When life happens, as it will. Don’t panic and make a crazy decision because of what you’re feeling. Your feelings are fickle. What you’re going through is only temporary. It’s like a hot flash. It hits you real quick, but it won’t last always. Let it pass. Never make permanent decisions during a temporary situation. You will regret it. Keep your head clear, and follow Gods leading.

Once my hot flash passed. I calmly put my sweater, long sleeve t-shirt, tights and jeans on, and went out and had a wonderful day. I was real glad I didn’t put those shorts on!

2 Corinthians 4:17 – For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

Love you to life!


  • Tina Speight says:

    Life is hard at times and we do allow life whether it is the devil or not determine what’s next in our lives. I like the hot flash analogy because it really helps me to think about quick decisions that could cause havoc. I do it and I see others do it. We react to the situation and once omethings are in the atmosphere there is no taking them back no matter how hard we try!

  • Nay says:

    Great comeback Lady1 & this is ultimately true! Thanks again for the encouragement. I’m sure we are all guilty of this at times.

  • Thanks Lady 1, yes I know what your talking about, I experience that sometimes, life do challenge me, and I’ll pray before acting on it now, Thanks for your encouragement

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