I fractured my ankle and have been in a boot cast now for three weeks. One of the things I hate about this stupid boot cast is that it limits me on what I can do. Well, at first it did, now after three weeks I have discovered that I find new ways to get things done. It might take a little longer or take more effort but I can still do most things.
The first week I was really limited because it was awkward moving around with this thing. All I could think about was, wow this is going to be a long six weeks with my foot in this thing. After that first week I began finding ways to get stuff done without the boot cast getting in the way, I found ways to still get accomplished what I needed to without putting extra effort or strain on my ankle.
So what’s the point of this post today? Well this morning while I was out walking my dog I remembered the first day of the boot cast walking him and thinking what a hassle every simple task was. This morning it was no big deal, putting on the boot cast was just part of my routine. My God is bigger than this minor setback. He’s bigger than any major setback. This morning in my prayer time I thought of those who have way bigger physical limitations than just a temporary boot cast and once again in my prayer time I came back around to the fact that my life is blessed, even with minor setbacks I am truly blessed and thankful.
I’m not sure how yet but I’ll turn this into a lesson for students. I’ll use this to show them that there will always be roadblocks and bumps in the road, but God will get you around those and make you stronger in the process. What we see as problems, God sees as an opportunity.