|Kevan and Connie: "We are God's sibling trial!"|
But we don't allow our disability to define us or become an excuse for not living life fully and richly. I mean, I earned a Master's degree, work at a college, do life with incredible people in my dream-job ministry, traveled the country this summer, own my own car, and manage my own personal care. And my quality of life is pretty darn good, considering the minimal medicine and treatments I require.
I work hard to help people see past my wheelchair and my flimsy arms and wobbly neck and twisted feet and asymmetrical frame. It's not that I'm ashamed of my body and I don't cover up my weakness, but as a disciple of Christ, my life isn't about me or making people aware of me. I love to write and speak and teach, but my message is now about Jesus more than anything else - my disability isn't my platform, the gospel is; and my disability is just a backdrop to highlight the grace and power and faithfulness of God in my life.
Everyone has a disability... mine just looks more obvious than some. But think about what cripples, paralyzes, and weakens you. And instead of living as a victim of that, ask God how he can take even the worst of things and make it into something beautiful and powerful, to change the world and to bring him glory.