I severely ruptured a disc in my back, my leg went numb, I got to a top surgeon, and had the surgery all within a week.
And that's it. That's the end of the bad news, good news.
From my perspective, it's been all bad news since then, because it's not getting better. The surgeon says, "Wait! It's nerve damage; it will come back."
But I'm totally out of my element.
I'm limping, I'm limited, and I'm hurting. Inside and outside.
But this isn't me. It's just not who I am.
Or is it?
Who I perceive myself to be, my mindset, my training, my choices... those are all things I can control.
And then "BOOM!" Into my life comes something I can't control.
And suddenly, everything is infinitely harder.
"Dr. Rob, dude, I'm totally sorry to hear that. What can I do?"
I absolutely love and appreciate my friends, family and LeaderTriber's around the world. What can you do? Apart from prayer and good thoughts, I have no idea. I feel like I can't do anything... so there is nothing anyone else can do.
But I'm now realizing, that is one of my huge issues.
This isn't a time for "doing," this is a time for "being."
And I'm way more comfortable "doing."
It's almost like God is reminding me...
Be content to be numbered among the hurting, the suffering, the limited.
Be willing to receive, not just to give.
Be humble... and just be who you are.
My life shouldn't be defined by what I "do" but by "who I am."
I have so much to learn!
I am embarrassed that these are such painful lessons at this point in my life.
But I'll be more embarrassed if I don't learn these incredibly valuable lessons while I have the chance.
Pray for me.
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