There are so many things people take for granted that I would give anything to be able to do: walk, run, dance without fear of looking strange. I would give anything to be able to walk down to the dock at the lake and dive in. And it’s so frustrating that I can’t.
It’s so frustrating that I have to wait for someone to come help me get down to the dock; it’s frustrating that I can’t go running with my dad. It’s frustrating that my cerebral palsy prevents me from being able to dance and have rhythm. As a result, I don’t dance because I’m afraid I’m just going to look strange and embarrass myself. But what frustrates me the most is that I can’t play sports. I LOVE sports. All of them-softball, volleyball, football, basketball. I would give anything to be able to play sports. Anything.
But as much as it frustrates me, I know there’s a bigger purpose for my disability than frustrating me. The Lord will use my CP somehow for His glory, whether that’s inspiring one person or impacting millions through my writing. My disability has given me a perspective on the world I wouldn’t have otherwise, and it’s something I’m so grateful. I know God will use it somehow. He has a plan for me, and for my life, just like he has a plan for you. So when things are tough or frustrating, we just have to remember that we serve a benevolent, loving God, and He will use our trial for something good. He has a plan. We just have to trust it.