At first glance, I didn’t think it was weird to see someone in the gym on crutches because the gym is a perfect place for those who are attempting to rehabilitate from an accident or injury; however, my second glance revealed that this was not a normal injury. The man only had one leg. I’ve seen some unique things at the gym over the past year, but this situation really made me think. Was it an accident? Was it a war-related injury? Was it caused by sickness or disease? I know it is not polite to stare, but I did. I was curious. What can a guy with only one leg do in a gym? I watched as he moved from one weight machine to another, developing the other muscles in his body. It was pretty amazing.
This guy possessed something all of us need to practice this coming year. Instead of focusing on what I don’t have or what has been taken away, I will use what God has given me. In a world that is always in pursuit of what they don’t have, maybe it is time to finally forget what cannot be changed and determine to do my best with I have. You may be entering this year with less faith and more scars…fewer accomplishments and more regrets. You have two choices: live another year mourning what is missing or live this year developing those things which are certain.