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Walking With A Limp?

on August 10, 2013

As I left my house this morning in somewhat of a hurried slumber, I realized a few minutes later after putting on my shoes, that something felt significantly different.  I looked down to discover I had 2 different shoes on my feet!  They were both grayish in color.  One with light pink trim & one with light turquoise trim, yet both shoes were mostly gray.  What grabbed my attention, was one had a much thicker insole, making my gait display an obvious limp!  This reminded me of a story in Genesis 32 : 24-30

Sometimes God turns a strength into a weakness in order to use us even more.  Jacob was a manipulator who spent his life scheming & then running from the consequences.  One night he  wrestled with God & said, “I’m not letting go until You bless me.”  God said, “Alright.” & then He grabbed Jacob’s thigh & dislocated his hip.

What is the significance of that?  God touched Jacob’s strength – as the thigh muscle is the strongest in the body, & turned it into  a weakness.  From that day forward, Jacob walked with a limp & he could never run away again!  It forced him to lean on God whether he wanted to or not.

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4 responses to “Walking With A Limp?

  1. Barry Pearce says:

    Those are sure good thoughts

  2. Haley Doss says:

    Well that’s convicting…..Good point 🙂

    • dkpearce466 says:

      It was convicting for me Haley, as well as creating a picture that God will do whatever is necessary to make us the best use for HIS glory, whether we like it or not. But HE does give us the choice to be better or bitter. May we always choose the path that makes God smile and others see Jesus Christ IN US!

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