"I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?" ~ Jeremiah 32:27
48 years ago this month, a seventeen year-old named Joni Eareckson dove into the Chesapeake Bay. Not realizing how shallow it was, she jammed her neck into the floor of the bay, causing instant paralysis from the neck down.
In spite of being a quadriplegic, Joni has written more than fifty Christian books, hosted a radio show that aired on over 1000 outlets, and was elected into the Christian Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
If all of that wasn’t enough, she also learned to paint by holding a paintbrush in her teeth. Her highly detailed artwork is sought after by collectors around the world.
Now, if you are like me, you probably spend more time thinking about what you CAN'T do then thinking about what you can do. I often feel like I am the fork when God needs a spoon, or I am the screw driver when God needs a pair of pliers.
Maybe you have felt the same way.
If so, you should be just as convicted as I am when I read Joni’s story. If anyone has a right to complain about not having the ability to be used, it is Joni. Yet, she has been used mightily by the Lord to touch millions of people through her speaking, writing, and painting.
Remember, it’s not about you. Understand that it is about what God can do through you when you place yourself in His hands.