A normal abnormality.
All words or phrases that describe the current gait that I walk in.
(that was a wordy way to tell you that i twisted my ankle a couple nights ago and now I am limping.)
Here's what happened: I stepped in a hole and twisted my ankle. It hurt a little bit at the time, but a-lot-bit the next morning when my feet first hit the floor.
I didn't think too much of it at the time.
This is because I have a natural tendency towards tripping over imaginary objects.
I'm naturally uncoordinated.
Read: I'm a klutz. And I trip over things that do not exist. But I try to pretend that they do. Which means that I probably have issues that go beyond that of not being gifted with grace.
Anyways, after I limped my way to the bathroom and then to my coffee on the counter, I discovered that if I walked more on the inside of my foot, I couldn't really feel much pain at all in my ankle.
Unfortunately, I am naturally slightly pigeon toed. So my natural walk is sort of on the outside of my foot. This caused a lot of pain.
So I consciously tried to walk more on the inside of my foot so I could cut down on that pain.
But walking that way still felt un-natural....So it still looked like I was limping.
And I sort of was.
It felt like the equivalent of writing with my left hand.
I can do it.
It just comes out pretty awkward.
Here I am, sitting on my kitchen counter, journaling about my klutzy and awkward experience, when I sort of get this feeling that God is trying to tell me something.
In that really-weird way that God likes to talk to me through my own bizarre limping-thru-life-experiences....
And I sort of get it.
My own pigeon-toed way of doing things that feels completely natural to me,
May not be the way that God wants me to walk (in the figurative sense here).
And when I try to walk the way He wants me to....I may still have to limp
Because it just doesn't seem natural.
And even tho it feels uncomfortable,
it comes with a lot less pain.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
Do you find yourself limping through some stuff too?
I'm right there with ya.