Trying To Give Up This Crutch
For many months I’ve been using a cane morning, day, and night. I mean even if I’m just walking to the bathroom or kitchen inside my house. Actually, I’ve used it so long that it’s hard to remember what it’s like to walk without it. I feel so dependent upon it and unstable without it. Just leaning on it takes so much pressure off my already heavy, nerve damaged legs. Now, I’ve got to find a way to give up this crutch.
What I thought was helping me so much has actually weakened me. My hips and thighs can hardly bear my weight alone anymore. Anytime I try to stand or walk without my cane it feels so overwhelming. Trying to give up this crutch is going to take a determined effort, greater faith, and time. However, I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get my lower body stronger.
I’ve been very faithful in my daily walking. But, now its time to quit leaning so much on this crutch if I’m going to get any stronger. I’m trying my best to start back some physical therapy exercises and I plan to hire a personal trainer. Each of us have some crutch in our lives. Something that we’re leaning a little too much on for a false sense of strength or security. Sometimes the only way to get stronger is to remove the crutch and learn to trust God with your weakness. There is no time like the present to start taking baby steps towards a stronger you in Christ.
“You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.” (1 Corinthians 6:12)