Many times the occasional physical
injuries I get or bouts of the flu I come
down with end up being hidden blessings. They force me to make changes
life. They also cause me to get the physical rest that I need by putting
abrupt stop to my overachiever and workaholic ways.
These injuries or routine illnesses are the means by
which I get some time
off to recuperate.
This week my legs have been wracked with constant pain,
while the flu virus
runs rampant in my body.
So when I was
not at my work assignment during the daytime, I was either in
to much pain or I was feeling to weak to do anything else but sleep.
This past Wednesday, for example, when the flu struck,
I was so tired that I
went to sleep at approximately 8 p.m. I didn't wake up until 6 o'clock
Normally I would never get this much sleep. But I needed the rest, and my
body let me know it.
While limitations do not exist for the Lord, I, however,
limitations. He is all powerful, and without Him I would always be a weak
I'm also a hard learner. In His patience the Lord has been showing me again
and again that it is okay to rest.
I used to feel guilty if I wasn't always on the go,
trying by my own efforts
to "stay busy for God"
Little by little I am learning about my limitations,
and this is good.
January 31, 2004
(c) 2004 David Berkowitz