I was in my room, thinking that saying by Martin Luther king, `the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. It had been a boring day, sitting in my room thinking of those people who called me Soma because I had a disabled left hand,I was thinking of all the sports I was denied to play in school because of my condition ,the pain I would feel after walking long distances ,the feeling of not being like others and just the thought that what do people think about me
Tears started rolling down my face and I couldn’t help it, I texted some of my friends asking them random questions .I really needed answers ,I looked at my Paralympics medals and I hated them soo much .Went on the internet ,started to search about disability and I couldn’t get answers .Some thoughts told me that disability is a natural part of a broken world and I was like well God yours is a mended world so the truth is just that I am not working out my salvation or it isn’t your time yet.22 years could not convince me to accept it .
Suddenly a bible verse popped into me John 9;2-7 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud
After I read this portion of the scripture, I felt that it wasn’t anyone that did wrong so that I would grow this way. Yolanda one of my friends sent me a verse from Jeremiah which says that I knew you before you were out of your mothers womb, another one told me to brush off my thoughts, the other one told me to be delightful in the sport I was doing.
So I have this to say ,well disability is a different ability .Everyone is unique in his or her own way .Ever think of Nick Vujivic ,sportsmen like Oscar Pictorious ,Elliot Mujaji and ,musicians like Somandla ndebele and Salif Keita.You have to differentiate between suffering and serving a different purpose. At times we think that we are suffering devilish curses but in real fact we will be serving unique purposes because there is no one who can do what you are doing because of that uniqueness in you.
Psalm 139;13-14For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. This verse really explains why we should smile everyday day. If you have an infirmity, work out your salvation and if you are serving a different purpose in God ,continue doing so with gladness and joy ,for in the fullness of time…
Thank you Partakers