A young boy had cerebral palsy. He used a wheelchair to get from one place to another using only one leg. When he learned of the Special Olympics in California he decided to enter the competition. But he had a major problem: Although he could move his chair from left to right with his good leg, he was unable to move it forward. By accident he discovered that if he turned his wheelchair around and pushed it backwards, he could actually make progress towards a goal. And that is what he did. He pushed his wheelchair backwards and won the race!
Often when a goal seems impossible it is normal and natural to give up. We see obstacles not opportunities. We see blocks and barriers and not options and opportunities.
When faced with dilemmas and doubts, we must ask the Lord to open our eyes to the possibilities around us and the potential He has given us.
Paul was right. He said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
If Christ is for us, who or what can stop us?
Prayer: Help me Lord, to find in You, solutions for my problems, strength for my weaknesses, direction for my journey and joy in my salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (NIV)