Today we welcome Linda Kuhar to our site. Linda is a wife and mother, a Christian life coach, speaker, and writer…and a woman with an incredible, miraculous story to tell. We know you’ll be blessed by her words here today. And be sure to read through to the end because Linda is giving away something fabulous to two lucky readers!
Five years ago, I was living a pretty normal, low-key life as a 34 year-old wife and mother. Honestly, it was a pretty boring, humdrum, just-going-through-the-motions, kind of life…until the morning I headed to the doctor’s office for a nagging cough that I’d been fighting off for a couple of weeks.
That day turned from a routine sick visit to a diagnosis of Stage 3 Cancer.
I screamed, cried, freaked, prayed, and screamed some more for the next six months while I endured chemotherapy. In the middle of my treatments, I became deathly ill and was hospitalized in September 2009. Life went from bad to worse in the blink of an eye.
I was put into a medically induced coma and given less than 5% chance of survival. The doctors said it would take a miracle, a divine intervention, for me to ever breath or walk again on my own, but God…
But God had other plans and Bigger Dreams for my life.
Six months after my coma, I started training for my very first half-marathon. Not only was I walking and breathing on my own; I was running!
Exactly one year after being on life support I sprinted across the 13.1-mile finish line, and courage spoke to me that day, “Don’t just tell your story, Linda…live it, share it, and believe it!” (<====Tweet this.)
That is where my deeper story began.
You see, my friend, I’ve struggled my entire life with not believing I was “enough”. Not smart enough, not creative enough, not pretty enough, you fill in _____________. I’ve always believed the lies of shame and agreed with the whispers that said, “I’m not worthy.”
One day I was speaking at a small, intimate women’s Bible study and sharing my story, and a quiet lady came up to me afterwards. She pretty much called me out; she could see right through me, that I did not believe I had been miraculously healed. She could see that I did not believe I was worthy of such.
After many months of deep soul searching and buckets of tears, I woke up for the first time. It was as if my soul awoke from a life-long coma. I wanted to love with my entire being. I was ready to believe I am worthy. I was ready to live a wholehearted life! (<====Tweet this.)
Today, I am a Christian Life Coach, Speaker and Writer, leading women in Living the Wholehearted Life. Living in the moment, being fully present and believing I am worthy, has always been God’s Dream for me. I am doing just that. Not perfectly, by any means, but I choose daily to live my God-Sized Dream by living and sharing the wholehearted life.
I pray my story resonates with you today and gives you just enough encouragement to compel you to live out your God Sized Dreams too!
I would love for you to visit me at www.lindakuhar.com where you can watch my short miracle video, sign up to receive my weekly inspirational videos and blog. Or you can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.
Here’s to Living the Wholehearted Life ((hugs))~
Linda Kuhar is a Christian Life Coach working with women around the globe. She received her certification from Christian Coach Institute in 2010 and became a Certified Human Behavior Consultant in 2011. In 2012, Linda became a Board Certified Coach with The Center for Credentialing & Education. She has led women worldwide for Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies’ Executive Leadership Team. Linda speaks to organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Christian radio station New Life 91.9, and churches and women’s ministries throughout the United States.
A wife and mother, Linda survived Stage 3 cancer and a coma resulting from a compromised immune system during her treatments in 2009. Although doctors predicted she would never walk or breathe again on her own, she proved the medical field wrong. One year after awakening from her coma, she ran her very first half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. God graciously took those months of chemotherapy and intensive care in the hospital and turned them into 13.1 miles of strengthened vitality.
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Linda is graciously giving a FREE LIFE COACHING SESSION to two readers!
Please enter through 11:00 pm EST, 05/07/2014, via Punchtab below.
Have a God-sized dream story you’d like to share? See our guest post page for submission information.