If you feel God-approved and if you are self-approved then you won’t feel the need to prove yourself to anyone – that’s what I want the world to know.
It’s 8: 14 AM on day 2580 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Hosea 6: 6 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 831 only $8 669 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .
Recently I realized that if you feel God-approved and if you are self-approved then you won’t feel the need to prove yourself to anyone (I used to feel the need to prove to people that I was so much more than they thought I was thankfully I don’t anymore because I feel like I’m God-approved and I know I’m self-approved).
As you grow your definition of self will change – that’s what I’ve realized
It’s 10 : 50 AM on day 2352 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 1 Chronicles 16:11 and learn a new word – Definitions for excoriate
1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
Today I was thinking of my ever-evolving definition of self I now see myself as a human being who despite all challenges has managed, with God in her, to create meaning out of suffering which is remarkable considering a few years ago I thought of myself as a broken being with nothing to contribute to the world.
Being differently-abled has sort of taught me to advocate for myself – that’s what I have realized.
It’s 12 : 46 PM on day 1837 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read John 3, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –Jellyfish can sting even when they are dead. In 2010, about 150 swimmers at Wallis Sands State Park in New Hampshire were stung by the floating, 40-pound carcass of a lion’s mane jellyfish.– promote my Educate Generations campaign – $5 025 raised so far with 8 days to go – and go get my new wheelchair’s belt sorted out – haven’t used my new wheelchair for long stretches of time (every time i sat on it for a while the belt would loosen on it’s own leading to me sliding off the chair hopefully they’ll sort it out for me because that’s the wheelchair i’m taking when we go to India in December).
Today I went to get my new wheelchair’s belt properly tightened for the thousandth time while we were there Patrick measured me and brought it back thinking he’d fixed it but it still wasn’t tight enough so I expressed my dissatisfaction (Patrick if you’re reading this please know I so appreciate your help I know I’m not the easiest customer) most people would be okay with okay but if something’s not a 100% right I will make it known because I’m the one who has to live with it I guess, in a strange way, being differently-abled has sort of taught me to advocate for myself.