The strategy for disabled people
If you are a disabled person, you have a wonderful opportunity (that few other people have) to live a life filled with a deep joy and peace, despite the awful afflictions you face.
The reason I say this, is that few other people have the opportunity that you have to truly "push into" God and to really get to know Him. I believe that this is true because for most people, (myself included), our idolatry gets in the way of truly knowing Christ.
By idolatry, I mean the things that most of us do or use in order to get our joy, meaning and purpose in life, instead of finding our satisfaction and purpose in God alone.
These idols can be obvious things, such as our possessions and "pleasure" activities. But they can also be seemingly "good" things, such as our families and our church.
There is no question in my mind that God can become the deepest joy in your life if you are disabled.
In January 2007, I was asked to speak to the Northland branch of Christian Fellowship for the Disabled (CFFD). As I began thinking about what to speak about, my mind went back to a 10 minute conversation in 1980, with a lady who was a quadriplegic. In her extremity, that lady had a deep joy in Christ, which I didn't have at the time. The result of this was that on March 10, 2007, I shared with Northland CFFD how I believed that severely disabled people could have a deep joy in their lives.
What I suggest you do is this
Click and read the message Colin gave to Northland CFFD.
Also click and read our son Matthew's sermon about his ongoing struggle to make God the deepest joy in his life.
After you have read these articles, why not try having a Quiet Time? Click here and read how to have a Quiet Time