I had dinner with a friend last week who has decided to be an invalid. She started using a cane
first, so obviously, she is in worse shape than I am.
She is able to open doors and move chairs but instead, she chooses to wallow in self-pity.
“Hold that door for me, “she cries. “Push my chair into the table,” she whimpers.
And in spite of all my own health issues, I decided right then and there that I would not be that person. I will not stop doing what I can still do.
“Paul said… I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14.)
I will not be an invalid before my time.
It’s easy to do that, friends. We let others take up the slack.
We expect them to do for us what we like to pretend we can no longer do.
The Bible says…Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
It’s so easy to just give up.
It’s easy to let other people handle our money.
It’s easy to give power of attorney to the children before we have to.
It’s easier to give away a lot of things but is it right to do that?
It’s easier to just give up and in many ways we have.
It’s not too late to recover yourself and be all that God calls you to be and do.