When Stubborn Works

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James 1:2-3 (ESV)

During my time in the Life Story Writing class, I had no idea what “mountains” I would face.

One Tuesday morning, as I was getting out of bed to get ready, I waited for my nurse to bring my motorized chair into my room.

She came to me and said, “Your chair isn’t working!”

“What!!!” I said confused.

After my mom examined the chair, she told me that the chair would not tilt back. To get into my chair comfortably, I have to tilt the chair all the way back so that I can reposition myself with ease in my chair. However, the chair refused to move and I was stuck.

“Okay,” I said to my mom. “I will get in the chair and go to class anyway.”

Typically if my chair breaks down it takes a few hours for a technician to come and service my chair. Amazingly, the wheelchair guy arrived just in the nick of time. I could still get to class!

I patted his shoulder with my mom’s assistance, “You got here fast! Thank you!” I told the man.

After he worked on my chair for about twenty minutes, he finally was able to get it working. Relieved, I started my way to the van when another challenge arose.

My ventilator wasn’t charging correctly and it would not be safe to travel.

I will still go to class!

As my mom and nurse inspected my ventilator, they struggled to find a solution. Finally they were able to plug my ventilator into the van then we drove to class and got there a few minutes late.

I have been told that I’m stubborn. However, being a stubborn person CAN be a positive thing if God allows it! I never gave up and I am proud of the work that God has called me to do.

No matter how high the “mountains” are in my life, I will reach the top, one stubborn moment at a time.




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