A man wheeled into the cafe today, stopped in front of my table and asked me, “how’s your adventure today?”
Not, “how’s your day going?” But “how’s your adventure?” He continues to see life as an adventure despite his very real limitations of having no legs, and very scrawny arms. This man stopped by to teach me about courage.
Here is what he said to me, out of the blue, perhaps because my faith needed a bit of bolstering today.
In his words:
No challenge is insurmountable.
Just chip away at it as if you were carving stone with an axe. Don’t just flail around with your arms, put everything you’ve got into it.
Keep chipping away. First flakes will chip away and then bigger chunks, and then even bigger chunks until you get through it.
And, be sure to focus. Look at your target as if you’re aiming a bow. Pull back your bow and keep your focus.
Your strength is in your mind, and you never have to worry because God will pick up all the bits and pieces in your life, and he will piece everything together for you.
Don’t ever let fear get you.
Thank you to the messengers that are sent to remind us to stay strong.