The body you are inside of … is not actually you.
It is just a container- something to get you around and help you recognize yourself in a photo.
When it breaks, gets sick, gets old, stops working like it used to.. or is disabled for any reason- you are still you on the inside.
This is very important to remember, because ‘life’ happens to all of us. Sometimes we get better and sometimes we have to adjust and adjust some more. Even if you have been taking really good care of ‘yourself’ … you may be facing some adjustments in the future. This container is not meant to last the way that the real you is going to last. 1 Timothy 4:8 ..bodily exercise profiteth little, but godliness is profitable unto all things..
The above photo is the Medtronic Titanium T2-XVBR* and some bars and bolts that were put into my back to replace the vertebrae that was shattered. I can’t feel it or anything and sometimes I can’t believe it’s really there.. except I do have a big scar, where something (apparently) happened. I was asleep, dreaming that I was Darth Vader or at least Darth Vader’s Cape. (?)
I was in some pain and discomfort for a while and I decided to change careers- but I am still me. You have to remember to be the inside you and not let the container bum you out. Because it will. It will be bothering you and it won’t let you do what you used too- and it can get frustrating. You may or may not get better. You may need the sign that says: Pardon our Appearance while we remodel or maybe it will say: Road closed, seek alternate route. Just try not to let it get to you- I was lucky enough to have a relationship with Jesus- who is the manufacturer- and by being able to trust in the reality that I have a soul that will live on- with Jesus- I had perspective and hope.
Don’t wait until your container is out of order to get to know the Maker– He is more concerned with the part of you that is you- than with the ‘photogenic’ stuff.
*I am pretty sure that is the actual name of the part-