Posted by: James and Delores Fields | September 7, 2011

More Lessons My Impairments Have Taught Me!

Being legally blind because of totally blind spots could have proven an insurmountable barrier to happiness.  In fact, there were times during my 20’s that I felt quite resentful for the way I perceived God had treated me.  He mercifully changed my attitude and I started looking for lessons for life contained within the physical impairment I was born with.  Hopefully some of these lessons will help you deal with the more unpleasant side of life.

  1. Our weaknesses in one area of life can strengthen other areas of life.
  2. Instead of regretting what we cannot do, we rejoice in what we can do.
  3. Enjoy what you can do; don’t grieve over what you can’t do.
  4. If you have a physical impairment you cannot afford a psychological one.  Therefore, keep reminding yourself of Proverbs 16:4: “The Lord works out everything for his own ends.”

The aging process can be regarded as an impairment.  However, we can also regard the aging process as merely another exciting stage of life.  All these lessons I just mentioned help us take advantage of the later stages of life.  Sure, we can’t do everything we use to, but we can do lots of things that youthfulness never dreamed of accomplishing.  “I can do everything through him who gives me strength,” Philippians 4:13.

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  1. Amen! That’s my motto in life: I search for what I can do not what I cannot do! Good Job Pastor!


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