In a lot of ways, I feel like God has blessed me with blindness.
My vision (or lack thereof) does not define me, but it has certainly shaped me:
- Since I couldn't play sports, I became more introspective and focused more on my schoolwork than I otherwise might have.
- My vision has brought me into contact with a lot of people I might never have met.
- I think it's given me a deeper sensitivity and empathy for others with special needs, and a desire to help where I can.
- It has forced me to develop greater patience and determination in the face of obstacles.
- It played a role in deciding where I would go to school, and I'm so thankful to have gone where I did.
- It has taught me the importance of depending on God for all things - and I have seen that he is always faithful!
I'm not saying that if I had my choice, I wouldn't choose to be healed. But I do believe that I am who I am partly because of my physical limitations, and that's not an entirely bad thing. Challenges can be healthy because they force us to grow!
Even when we don't understand and things are difficult, God is good!
What challenges have helped you to become a better person???