Our paster did a wonderful sermon this last Sunday that I felt I just had to pass on through this blog. While not directly related to my accident, it does fit with the overall message.
Who are you?
At first glance it seems like a fairly simple question. I am an Engineer that designs composite medical tubing for use in minimally invasive procedures. I am a husband and a father of 4 wonderful children. Easy right? The truth is that these answers are what I am, not who I am.
Do you know who you are?
Where do I fit?
What is my identity?
After my accident, I struggled with trying to answer these questions. However, after much praying I realized that my physical condition was WHAT I was and had nothing to do with WHO I was. Several of my what's had changed, however none of my who's had changed.
- Does my ability to walk have anything to do with my ability to follow God?
- Does my inability to move my legs somehow influence my relationship with Jesus?
So, Who am I?
I am a Christian, a believer, and a disciple of The Lord. I was given a second chance by God; in order to complete the work he has asked me to do.