As I mentioned before there have been plenty of times in my life where I’ve struggled with God’s purpose for my life and why I’m in my situation and I honestly think that we all go through questionable times in our lives, especially as Christians whether we have a disability or not. A few years back when I was about fifteen my parents and I joined a small group in our church that focused on community outreach and serving others just as we are commanded to do if we are followers of Christ.
It was around Valentine’s Day when our group decided to reach out in our community by delivering roses to the ladies at the local prison. At first I was kind of on the fence about going because I’d never done anything like this before. After the ladies received their roses they chose to preform a dance all done in sign language and about half way through it I could feel God speaking to me and I immediately started crying. When the women saw me they started forming a line and every one of them gave me their roses which I had generously given them. This touched me even more, obviously.
Later that night God spoke to me and said “See, I know you can be my example just by others seeing what all I’ve done through you and your life.” I still don’t have a definite answer and I’m content with that because I know that one day I will either on Earth or in Heaven. God used this humbling experience to show me that I can make more of an impact on the people around me for Him by being in my chair. I sometimes wonder how different my life would be if I could walk. Would I be as grounded in my faith? Would I be as close to God?
The list continues but I know for a fact that He has a purpose and a plan for everything because God didn’t promise us an easy life, but He promised to be with us through anything even our darkest times. He has certainly been there for me. All I know is God made me exactly the way He wanted so why would I argue with that?
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