In the Old Testament, we read the story about Jacob wrestling with God (Genesis 32:22-32). At one point, God wounded Jacob’s hip, leaving him with a lingering limp. Jacob was suddenly in a position of helplessness. He would live with that limp for the rest of his life.
I can relate. My addiction is my limp. And while I’ve learned to walk with it, that weakness, that limp is never far from my mind.
The limp can be a great teacher.
My limp has become my blessing in three ways:
- It reminds me I must rely on God.
- It reminds me of the damage I can cause.
- It helps me relate to other men who walk with a limp.
Even in the midst of your no-win situation, God is there. In fact, he often uses a crisis to get your attention. God whispers to you in your pleasure, but he shouts to you in your pain.
Recovery Step: Let God use your limp to draw you closer to him.