I have a crazy goal, one that only God can help me achieve.
I graduate from high school next year, and, since I was three years old, I have walked with a walker. But my goal for graduation is that I’ll be able to walk across the stage with crutches. Without anyone holding my shoulders, without being terrified. I want to walk independently with the crutches, and with total trust in the Lord that He will be with me, and keep His arms around me so I don’t fall.
I’ll be honest, it’s scary. Falling absolutely terrifies me, because my cerebral palsy prevents me from being able to catch myself, should I start to fall. It’s scary, but God is stronger. That’s what I remind myself every time my fear overwhelms me, or every time the pain becomes too much. Because it does hurt. It hurts a lot, actually. But God’s love and grace is stronger and more intense than any fear I have or any pain I am in, and He is who I lean into to get me through those moments.
Yes, it’s a crazy dream. Yes, there’s a possibility I could work for the next year and still not be able to do it. But yes, I serve a big God who is strong and powerful and mighty and who can make my crazy dream a reality. So I’m going to try. I’m going to put in the work, get through the pain, overcome my fear, all the while trusting in Him and His love. Because with God, all things are possible.