Dealing With Loss of A Body Part

It could have come about through an illness or an accident or maybe one morning you went to bed and then woke up and one part of your body ‘refused to function’ as we would put it in layman’s language. What do you do when your motor control skills are no longer working at their optimum or one part of your senses collapses and dies?
The Loss of a body limb cannot and should not be taken as just a minor thing because it has compromised your capacity to function at your best.
In 2005 December, I was involved in a road accident and I fractured my left arm. I was rushed to hospital in excruciating pain and my entire hand was swelling by the minute. The nurses took their time to attend to me because I kept complaining. I’m told that the medics are not moved at when they see writhing in pain and you are still talking. They get to act once they see you are silent because you could be dying.
That’s what I did and in about 3minutes I was attended to and I was given a jab to relieve me off the pain and then taken for an Xray and later told that there was extensive damage to some of my nerves. They need to keep me under observation for the night and if my arm continued swelling and if it changes its colour then it means that they will have to amputate it because it means that it has become toxic.
Well, that was horrifying and I sent text messages asking people to pray with me. By next morning, the swelling had gone down and a second Xray convinced the doctors to put me on a cast. Thank God I made a full recovery.
I know that your story could be slightly different in the sense that you may lost a limb and you are thinking, how now? What next? What do I do now that I don’t have a finger, an eye or a leg? How do I begin again to learn and relearn a skill or a way of doing things? One of my high school teachers had to learn how to right with his left hand.
You may experience an emotional seesaw as you try to find your way through life minus ‘a part of you’.
God says this in Jeremiah 29:11-
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord,
God’s plan for your life hasn’t changed, his intention for you is that you may seek him to guide you and give you wisdom on how you are to pursue your new phase in this life as you pursue your destiny.
Jeremiah 1:12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”
God’s part is to fulfil his word over your life, your part is to fully trust him and for fresh wisdom now that you have a disability.
In this new season, you may need to grow into acceptance that what has happened is irreversible and that you need to adjust to a few things.
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
When God created you, he had an assignment in mind just for you, he was well aware of the fact that you would lose your limb but he still designed you.
Go ahead and do it.