Empty Nest, Abundant Life

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Physical Limitations

I just can’t do as much as I once did.  If I try to push myself too hard, I become dangerously tired and need to recuperate for days.   I realize that cannot get through the day without relying on God.  My own power will not be enough.

This might seem horrible to an outsider, but I choose to embrace it.  It keeps me in relationship with my faithful God, allows me to slow down and savor life, and reminds me that at the end of my life I’ll be trading in this weak and limited “earth suit” for a  new and perfect body that will last through eternity.

This post is part of a  31 Day Blogging Challenge entitled Embracing Fifty.  Please click here  to find all the posts in this series.  You can find the work of more bloggers participating in this series here. You’ll be glad you did!


  1. Oh man I so get this. I am much slower these days, and since I struggle with Fibro pain, some days are worse than others. I am thankful when I get to heaven I will have a renewed body.

  2. I am often limited by physical limitation. My motto is one foot in front of the other. I am your neighbor at 31 days. Blessings my friend. Diana

  3. You have such a great mindset about limitations. I believe that there is always something to be thankful for. I enjoyed reading your post!

  4. What a great way to look at a situation that may not always be easy to deal with. I am so lucky right now to be able to do so many amazing things. This is a great reminder to not waste a moment of the time I have been given. Thank you.

  5. I will be 67 on Saturday and I definitely don’t do what I did even five years ago – but I keep moving and hoping I have a new burst of energy!!!

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