Seek Him Through Every Season Even If You Feel Great…

The last two weeks have been absolutely crazy. There have been many ups and downs. Great moments, but a few challenging points showed up along the way. I was not able to write last week because the time just evaporated out of thin air. I wish I could tell you where the time went, but I have no idea. Well… I actually do know where I spent the time. 🙂

Overview of Life

The two weeks consisted of not feeling the greatest, but also some incredible breakthroughs..
– emotional swings are gone
Fearless Women Ministry gathering
– 5 hour zoom (with 1.5 hour break)
– extremely upset at dentist w/ cavities (never happens, typically a champ)
– brain waves higher than typical, but a week later they are lower 🙂
– plant shopping & dinner w/ a friend
– Met people at Starbucks 2x
– memory lacking & super distractible
– went to a house fire church for 1st time
SNJ Millennials networking event

The past two weeks have been extremely busy as you can see above in the general overview. I am excited with all that is going on, but trying to get a hold of everything. For the past year, I have been laying low and focusing on neurofeedback and my brain. I have felt that I have been in a winter season. I have done other things, but very few activities.

In-depth View of the Weeks

During these few weeks, I have felt amazing and on top of the world. It is so easy to forget that He has brought us into these wonderful situations. He is always with us and we tend to not remember that. It is so important to be with Him when you are on that mountain top. A year ago, I was just trying to get through my day. There were so many challenges that I hope no one else has to go through. It was difficult and I relied on Him. I never thought I would have been able to do all the things I’ve listed a year ago…

There have also been some challenges during this time. I was extremely tired and had more headaches than I have. I had a few days of doing very little and just being on my phone. I wish I was seeking God, but I wasn’t. It is easy to sit in your feelings and not seek Him first.

House Fire Church Experience

When I went to the house fire church there was a lot of prayer and Holy Spirit. I absolutely loved it. One of the ladies there said that I am in a spring season and how there will be rain. Rain is a necessary thing in spring, so the flowers can blossom. That famous saying… “April showers bring May flowers”. She was saying to stay joyful even when the rain hits.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 NIV

The Spring Season

This resonated with me so so so much. I have felt that I have been in a winter season for the past year and that I am currently entering into a spring season. At the beginning of the spring season is when the rain comes. I am stepping into what God has been calling me to and there will be challenges, but I have to have the joy of the Lord. And we have the joy of the Lord when we seek Him.

I am excited for this new season of life and I am working on praying multiple times a day. I want to seek Him first above everything that I may have to do in a day. This world will say they are the most important, but truth is… nothing is as important as He is.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all the things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33 NIV

Thanks for stopping by and reading this blog! Make sure to follow Achieve the Impossible Today, so you don’t miss a post. I am working on posting more consistently. If you have any prayer requests, feel free to comment them or contact me. As always, He can and He will help you through everything, we just need to seek Him first.

New Happenings

Heya! I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read my blogs. If this is your first time, welcome and make yourself a home! This isn’t a typical blog post. I really just want to take some time and let y’all know how God is moving and what I am planning for the future of this website.

Transformations

To start off, I have been really pressing into the Lord. I am reading the Bible, worshipping, and praying daily. I have finished reading Ephesians. Ephesians is a great book if you are newer in your faith. It’s a great book if you have been in your faith for awhile as well. At the moment, I am in Hebrews and really learning so much already! God is teaching me the importance of living out the Word and how to speak and pray for people. In this season I am learning how to die to my fleshly desires and listen to His voice.

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:22-24

Last year, I would see people praying for others at various church events and honestly my first thoughts were “How does something like that happen? How do they know to go to that person?” God always answers any question I may have in this life. He is finally answering my questions. Recently, there’s been multiple instances where God was telling me to go pray or talk to people. In these instances, my flesh got to the best of me and I did not go up to them to pray/talk. Every time this has happened, God has been gracious and sent someone else to pray for that specific person.

I have always loved the idea of writing and in recent years started blogging. It was honestly something I simply enjoy doing. There have been multiple people in my life that didn’t know that I had a blog and so I gave them the like. They have read some of my posts, and have since told me they love my writing. Writing is definitely a gift that God has given me. I’ve always wanted to be an author, but was always terrible in English class during my school years. Somehow, I am now working on writing blogs weekly and possibly a book in the near future.

Future Endeavors

Since I mentioned a book in the last paragraph, I think this would be a fantastic segway to share some future endeavors! As you may have noticed, I have changed a few things with my website. If you didn’t, that’s okay! I changed the title Sarah Forsman to Achieve the Impossible Today and changed the little tagline. There are no dates for the things that I am listing below.

  • New Website Pages
    • Homepage update
    • My Story
    • Alpha Mannosidosis
  • Monthly Emails
  • Consistent weekly posts
  • A book

As you see, I have written monthly emails on there. I really would love to write you monthly emails with life updates, encouragement, and anything new that is happening with Achieve the Impossible Today. If you are interested in signing up for these emails, make sure to sign up below! I will be starting to send emails in the coming months.

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Well, that is all for now. I look forward to writing a post every single week and making these website updates! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Until next time, my friends!

Faith Over Fear – Brain Fun

Over the next few weeks in this series “Faith Over Fear”, I will be speaking about recent times in my life when I’ve had to trust in God that He would provide and not let me fail in the things He has told me. No matter what I thought, I had to throw that away and trust in His timing alone.


There’s moments that will define our lives every single day. I had one of these moments when COVID first hit. I could have gone down a very depressed and anxious path once again in my life. A year ago I started documenting. I started explaining. I started writing. Most importantly, I started praying and spending time with my Father more than ever before.

A little back story…

As some of you may know, I was born with a rare disease known as Alpha Mannosidosis. It affects every single cell in the body, especially the brain. Later on, I was in a pretty serious car accident and was never diagnosed with a concussion until months later. The most recent challenge was the COVID shutdown and the riots happening. This in turn put me into a very stressed out state (you may also agree). My brain has been through some rough situations which have led to some issues I never imagined to experience. It’s been challenging, but God has been with me in the valley, faithful through the storm, and I owe Him all the Glory for every single thing.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 NIV

I have always had various issues growing up with my memory, processing speed, balance, hearing, etc. When the car accident happened, it magnified everything that I experienced and added a few new features of life…daily headaches and blurry eyes. I wasn’t told at first that I had a concussion and continued on with my high school classes. Fast forward to 2020 when things were going crazy in the world in which we all live in. The stress from all of the chaos and not going to my doctor created a huge issue for me…

Unspeakable Trials

Quick question before we dive in deep: have you ever been around someone who is drunk? They could be laughing uncontrollably. Maybe they are not walking straight because their balance is off. Or they are super out of it and don’t know what’s down or up. Well friends, my experiences without drinking resulted in me being “drunk”.

This unfortunately went on for quite some time. When I was in this “drunk” feeling I would spend lots of time listening to the Bible and just talking to God. I had a joy about me even though I couldn’t control what I was experiencing. I’ve kind of felt like I was in a movie because what I was going through would totally be something you could find in a movie. You know that girl who doesn’t drink, but somehow acts drunk all the time. It could honestly be a great storyline! As we digress, let’s get back to the story! I am very excited to announce that I have recently made it back to planet earth and not acting drunk anymore (YAY!!).

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trails of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4 NIV

The Journey

God has been with me every step of the way and I am so thankful for the journey that I have experienced during the past few months. It has been challenging to say the least, but I am witnessing God’s healing power.

I have been receiving neurofeedback treatment for the past four, almost five years. Due to COVID, the doctor that I would typically see for neurofeedback stopped seeing his patients for a little while. Eventually, he did open back up and start seeing patients again. There was a three month period of me not doing neurofeedback, pushing myself in school, and working a new job. All three of these things set me up for an extremely hard time.

When my doctor came back, he was only seeing patients every other week. I was happy to see him, but the consistency of doing the neurofeedback wasn’t enough. When you are doing neurofeedback, it is best to do it more consistently. Neurofeedback is essentially working on changing the brainwaves, so they are more effective. The waves in my experience do not like changing and when you do it more frequently, they get the memo that they need to change. For the time being I was thankful for being able to see my doctor.

I no longer see the doctor that I have spoken about above. He has since moved out of the area. I now see a new doctor. It took quite awhile to find my new doctor, but through prayer we have gotten here. I am now seeing her very consistently (2x per week) and seeing huge improvements! I am finally not drunk and have made it back to planet earth.

Reflections

Every time I think about everything I have experienced in the last year and a half, it’s hard to explain what it even felt like. There are no words for feeling drunk when you have never even had a drink. (I’ve always had a deep conviction to not drink). But I do know that my faith has become stronger through this situation that I experienced. I have spent time in prayer, worship, and just speaking to God. I knew that a lot of my questions could only be answered by God; my Father.

From spending so much time connecting and speaking with my Father, I have been able to experience a joy that is not of this world. I have received a peace over everything I have gone through. It is hard in the moment, but when we stay close to God through whatever the situation may be, He will help us through everything.

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.

Psalm 31:7
My shirt says Choose Joy and references:
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
~John 15:11 NIV

Thanks for reading! I am really working to be posting new blogs bi-weekly or even weekly!! If you enjoy reading make sure to give me a like and comment any questions or thoughts! Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend and remember to enjoy the day, God’s way.

Faith Over Fear – Where’d You Go?

Over the next few weeks in this series “Faith Over Fear”, I will be speaking about recent times in my life when I’ve had to trust in God that He would provide and not let me fail in the things He has told me. No matter what I thought, I had to throw that away and trust in His timing alone.

Noticing Something

Hello! It’s been a tad longer than I had expected to continue this series. I was on vacation and had gotten the well known corona virus. My experience was essentially feeling like I had a sinus infection and sleeping a ton. It wasn’t super bad for me, just another virus. My health is back to where it typically is.

Through this experience, I’ve noticed something…my relationship with God is lacking. This isn’t something I am happy to share with y’all. I want to be completely honest and share where I am. I kind of left my Father hanging and I am thankful to be noticing that now! I have tried something new and I gotta tell you, I actually love it!!

Mornings

I don’t know about you, but I love the mornings. They are the beginning to a fantastic new day and are just so refreshing. They are great for getting those must-dos crossed off of your To-Do List before those pesky distractions start appearing throughout the day. I have always been an early riser and love starting my days with energy and giving thanks.

This past Wednesday morning, I started doing a bible study to kick-off my morning! It was honestly the best decision I have ever made. It catapulted into being a fresh restart for my morning routine. In the bible it says that we need to seek the kingdom of God first and I haven’t been doing that. Even though I have been failing in that part, God still accepted me with arms wide open.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 NIV

Trying New Things

The newest part of this bible study for me was listening to a YouTube video to help me study the Word of God. I have never done this. I typically just read the bible without going super deep. If something hits me that’s cool. But with following along with a YouTube video instead this time, changed everything. I was able to comprehend what I was reading in a completely different way and was more interested in what I was reading.

The book I decided to start off with was Ephesians. Super good first chapter so far. It is now Friday and I am still working on the first chapter. It keeps hitting me everyday as I read through it and dive into another verse or two. Every time something hits me, I highlight it in my bible and then go on a deep scholarly search to get the true meaning of the scripture. I write down the verse on a notecard and write any information that I learn when breaking the verse down. That notecard then goes on my wall and I can look at it whenever I need to.

Below is the first group of verses that spoke so much to me. Out of this scripture I took away:

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will– to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

Ephesians 1:4-6 NIV

Out of this scripture I learned:

  • He loves us so much.
  • We were already thought of before we were born.
  • Holy- different and distinct from everything in common
  • Blameless- without blemish, faultless
  • Predestined- He chose us
  • Sonship- relationship w/ our Father
  • Glorious Grace- His love and unmerited favor that God gave us by sending His one and only son to die on a cross

This is just the start of me growing closer to God in my current season and I couldn’t be more excited for what He is going to teach me right now. It was weird picking up my bible and learning again because I felt alone and lacked the confidence in knowing that this is what I needed to do. Even when we may drift away, God is ready and waiting for us. We are His children and He loves us so much.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure to like, comment, and follow! I will be continuing this little series on sharing my own situations that I had to be faithful in and not fearful in. Until next time, enjoy the day God’s way 🙂