Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Way to Keep From Limping

I am just coming off an almost-major knee injury. It was a "break" albeit a little tiny one! A few weeks rest and wearing a brace and I was good to go! The main reason I fell (I think) was I had some new shoes (they just now crossed 50 miles - so they were real new then!) and just misjudged the height of the curb, caught my toe and slammed into the ground. It happened so fast, I did not even feel the tripping part at all. My eyes never even closed! That's how fast it happened!

 I think sometimes in life we can find ourselves in troubling or painful situations just that fast as well. One small mis-step and we are emotionally, spiritually, financially or otherwise eating dirt! Just a minor calculation and we are on the ground. So when I found this scripture this morning I could really relate to it.

 Proverbs 4:12 says this in the New Living Translation: if you live a life guided by wisdom, you won't limp or stumble as you run.  Now that is a true bit of wisdom isn't it? The way I physically run requires that I be careful and protect my body from injuries that will cause me to limp. But many of us limp through this life and never quite find wholeness. If we will heed the words in Scripture and follow wisdom and peace will can go through this life without the noticeable limp. You think it's not noticeable? Sometimes others can see it long before we can see it ourselves....keep yourself limp free - run with wisdom!

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