SUCCESS DESPITE LIMITATIONS
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*SUCCESS DESPITE LIMITATIONS.*
2 Sam 9:10-11
*Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.*
*Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Disability is not inability. We can enable the disable as David enabled Mephibosheth.
Disability is not inability.
Not all were born disabled. Natural, careless, unintentional, accidental disasters often happen that render people disabled, ref 2 Sam 4:4. Some were born this way John 9:1.
It may not be associated with sin, John 9:2
Nevertheless, hidden in God is the mystery behind every disability and there is always a glory that comes to Him, John 9:3.
Never judge, never condemn anyone, Matt 7:1-3. Only God knows best and known unto Him are all His works, Acts 15:18.
There have been stories of success in life despite physical impairment, limitations, and disability.
Without a doubt, physical disabilities come with extreme hardship and inconveniences.
These affect their physical mobility especially.
What often makes life difficult for them is the stigma associated with their disability.
No wonder Mephibosheth referred to himself as a "dead dog." 2 Sam 9:8 says
*Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”*
While our national efforts are directed to make life easy, insensitive humans do very little or nothing to encourage the disabled.
They are most of the time separated from others in the community.
Perhaps the most notable in the bible is Mephibosheth, who was not residing where other notables were but in Lodibah, 2 Sam 9:4-5.
The story tells us that if society focuses on compassion, it can give the disabled a sense of belongingness and acceptance in society.
Compassion drove David to the house of Saul. He and Mephibosheth's father had a covenant, but it is important to note that some people forget their covenants with other people as soon as they make them, especially when the person dies.
David did not forget. His heart of compassion drove him to remember Jonathan's household.
Even when he had noted the disability of Mephibosheth, he was not discouraged.
He chose not to be like some of us who focus on people with abilities and not disabilities.
It is an irony that many people we think have abilities do not actually have them, yet they are not disabled. They are able bodies, but they lack the skills or knowledge to do
Support someone or an association today. It will bring encouragement, hope, and sustenance to the disabled.
What are you doing in your community to be a source of blessings?
If you can not go, your money can go!
Do something today, please!
Remember today that a disabled person means he is unable to do something because he/she is paralyzed. The skills or knowledge may be there.
*Call to Word action.*
David brought hope to a hopeless Mephibosheth. He said to him, *".......l will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”*
This was exactly what he did. His destiny was restored, 2 Sam 19:9-13.
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Focus and help society give belonging and acceptance to the disabled. If you were gainfully employed to do so, at least you would, or some people would do it just for the money.
This is for God, though!
Lord, help me to bring hope and restoration. and revival to the disabled in my community, in Jesus name.
Good morning all, and have a blessed day.
Gid bless you.