"According to His power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
When a tragic accident left Will Mitchell with disfiguring burns, he decided to focus on his possibilities, not his problems. Although he'd lost his fingers,
he learned to fly an airplane solo.
Then one day while flying from Colorado to California, ice caused his plane to crash. Paralyzed from the waist down (and you think you've got
Mitchell was understandably depressed about being confined to a wheelchair for life. Then a friend gave him the same advice he'd earlier given to her:
"It doesn't matter what happens to you. What matters is what you decide to do about it."
So Mitchell adopted the "Triple-A Formula."
So, whatever we're facing today, it's not too big for God. It can be turned around through "His power that is at work within us."
1. Accept what has happened.
Otherwise you live in denial, or open yourself to resentment and self-pity.
2. Appreciate what you can learn from it.
Built into every painful experience is the potential to be wiser, stronger and more effective for God.
3. Adapt to the new opportunities it presents.
It was darkness that drove Edison to keep searching until he discovered a source of light (and it can do that for you, too). Since then ,Will Mitchell
has held public office, found love, and given hundreds of talks.
He says, "Before I was paralyzed there 10,000 things I could do, now there 9,000. Should I focus on 1,000 things I can't do? No, I'd rather concentrate
on 9,000 ways in which life is still good."
A special thanks to Brother Stu for use of
his Inspirational writings. God Bless my
Brother-In-Christ. You may email
Brother Stu to thank him.