I don’t know what my life would look like if I weren’t disabled, but I’m fairly certain that I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. In writing this, I’m in no way saying that my disability is my crutch, or blanket excuse for not being humble in nature because I think we all struggle with humility. I’m simply saying that my disability has made me humble in more ways than I could ever imagine. That’s why Paul and Moses are two of my most favorite people in Scripture.
Paul and Moses each had a moment of humility with God, where they had to surrender their pride and walk humbly into the calling God had placed on their lives. For Moses, it was his fear and inadequacy for public speaking.
There is just so much I want to say here, but we would be reading a twenty page thesis. Here’s my brief synopsis of the humility of disability from Moses’ story: His speech inpediment drove him to seek humility, but that only happened after he chose to surrender his fear of inadequacy, so he could pick up his staff, as God had told him to do from the beginning of the conversation.
So, now, I want to challenge you by asking, will today be the day that you choose to surrender your pride and pick up your staff? God has given all of us a staff. If you don’t know what yours is, ask God to reveal it to you.
Paul, on the other hand, had quite an abrupt awakening to humility.
Paul experienced the humility of disability when he literally fell to the ground and was blind for three days. God humbles us, but only after He brings us out of our old selfish attitudes and behaviors.
I can personally identify with each testimony of Paul and Moses, as I have experienced each of these humbling situations myself in terms of getting a fresh sense of humility through life’s difficulties. I firmly believe that disability of any sort can lead us into greater humility with Christ, if we afford ourselves the opportunity to see the humility of disability.