On a bright and blessed Sunday, I was running late for church service and while at it; trying all I could to avoid being late or later, gracefully i got in a bit late but not as I earlier on envisaged I would. The service proceeded and yeah, it was soul lifting. An hour or a bit more into the service, the pastor came up to talk about – the handicapped, those with disabilities or better still, those with special needs.
Before i go on about what the pastor shared. I grew up in a small town and yeah, i have practically seen people beg for what to eat and a lot of people roaming on the streets begging to meet up with their daily need of just a meal. My mum happens to also work in a college where some of the students are those with one special need or the other. I can say that I have seen a lot in my little years of living and because of this, while the teaching began, i was so eager to know what it was going to be all about.
Yeah, back to the message he taught. Firstly, He begun telling us how the society needed to embrace these set of people, make them feel loved and above all wanted (at least with this we would definitely have lesser population of those jumping off the bridge into the lagoon or ending there lives through all sort of means). They definitely need to be loved, and made to feel a part of life and that they are needed as well. After all, Christ came to die for us all. Not just those who seem all physically perfect and without a maim.
He went further to share his personal experiences and brought up a guest minister who happened to have a special need since the age of 3 but he has lived a fulfilling life and made a living out of what people would have termed a limitation. And he is still living with this purpose in mind to assist and be of great help to others likewise.
While the experience sharing moment was ongoing, i couldn’t help but sit up as I listened attentively. It’s amazing how much we who seem all physically fine, are wasting away and just sitting around accepting “fate”. God!, we might have been made physically complete, whole and despite we being sick or ill at some point in our lives, we are still whole – hale and hearty. But then, in the midst of all this, what are we doing with our lives. Thinking deeply about all this, brings to remembrance the parable of the talents. The truth is for all who might seem not physically challenged, a lot more is expected of us. God doesn’t love anyone of us less (both the physically able or disabled). God who is all knowing and wise knows you and knows what you and I can handle. So even if you are physically challenged and you are reading this. You are of utmost treasured and Graced. Cos we all belong to the same lineage of Grace.
Would your story challenge someone today or not?. Would your name be mentioned and a recall of what you did while in that place or before you left a certain place be said and it will provoke the spirit man of the hearer. God knows why He made each of us the way we are. And if you are physically challenged, make this stated verses below your leap of faith. Your life was made to be and created to show forth the Graceful presence and ability of God.
Read this verses:
Let us embrace these lives around us. You will be shocked an individual who might seem physically challenged will do great things and have such a graceful heart; constantly living a life that will birth glory to God’s name. While the reverse will be the case for the one with all physical abilities.
The sole choice and decision is yours dear!. So what are you gonna do about it?.
Would you spend all your time, thinking and wishing everything worked out all perfect or will you in its stead, take up the mantle, not relenting until the course is fulfilled.
I trust that you will make right choices and deal rightly – showing love to the less privileged and loving them as Christ loves them. I believe we will stop discriminating and encourage the folks all around us. There is so much good in it for you as a person giving and dishing out good.
I can remember a day I was supposed to visit an orphanage, although one thing led to another i ended up being the only one that made it for the visit. Despite the fact that i was ill and struggled to get out of bed and the house, as i had my mind set on the visit for that day. God helped me. On getting there, sharing the few minutes with them, brought so much joy and fulfillment for the day. I left there feeling blessed and my ill health was geared back to normalcy, at least i left better than i got there.
So that’s one out of many but i shared this to buttress the point of the good we sow, we will definitely reap!. It’s a biblical law of sowing.
Much love from here. And remember all your good is not worthwhile if you haven’t allowed Christ into your being and daily walk.
Do have a blessed week ahead folks. 💎
#In likeness of Him
#Disability not a limitation
#A lifestyle of purpose