Yesterday I was sitting with my disabilities coordinator and he dropped that nugget of wisdom on me.
He's been disabled for the last 37 years. And he talked about the shame that so many people with disabilities experience, the feeling that they are now "less than."
He wants to get stuff out in the open. He wants people to talk. He's disabled. Okay. But he's still a man. He's still a child of God. He's still a contributor to society. He's still an entrepreneur. He's still human.
And we who are disabled by besetting sin are still "children of God." We too are still able to contribute to society and all the rest.
The only way we can ever hope to overcome some stuff is to get it out into the open.
So, let's be honest. There is some stuff in ALL OF OUR LIVES that impedes our function or daily activity. We may not be confined to physical wheelchairs, but we each have some impairment that needs to be overcome.
"Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results" (James 5:16, NLT).