Can’t do what you used to do? Don’t worry. A new day is coming. Maybe your eyesight isn’t clear. Your memory has blank spots. The knees that used to bend are stiff and straight. Then, there is your back; it’s just there to remind you not to try that again.
Your bodily functions are ever-changing. It’s all part of life; we can either accept it or scream. Living is changing, adjusting and moving forward as best we can.
Adjustments can be challenging at times, but necessary to go forward. Progress is a mindset. So, do you want to continue as best as possible or stop and enjoy the pain while making excuses?
I had a fresh reminder recently. I’m not as strong as I was years ago. Lifting certain things, knowing that pain will follow, is a wrong choice. The result was a pain for several days. The decision was all mine, and so were the consequences. Was it a good decision? Probably not! Nevertheless, it was on me and no one else.
The apostle Paul said, “This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:13 NKJV). Paul kept his mission in sight even though he wrote the above scripture while in a Roman prison.
What’s your mission? Are you still on course and making progress? Be like Paul. Never give up, regroup, if necessary, adjust to whatever may slow you down. But, never, ever quit.