Because I’ve had some knee problems, the doctor recommended therapy. Thankfully, it is helping, and my therapist is a terrific gal. However, I have learned that when you get medical people in your life, they tell you the brutal truth.
“You waddle when you walk,” she said. (Actually she might not have used exactly that word, but it is the one I heard in my head. Waddle, duck, and big bottom also popped into my mind.) Now that I think about it, she might have said something like… your balance is off.
She recommended that I try pole walking. Pole walking sounds just like it is. You carry a long pole in each hand and use them sort of like ski poles. (Not that I really know how to do that either!) The long and the short of it is that I now walk with less waddle.
That’s what Christ does when we invite him into our lives. He helps us balance and walk without waddling. He gives us straight direction and hope for our future.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
Prayer – Lord, straighten our waddles, please. Amen