“Super Path” This was the name of the procedure when I received my hip replacement. (In one of my upcoming blogs I will go into more detail about it. There are many differences in the way it is done and in the fact that I have no hip restrictions.)
At my one month check up I received a copy of the X-ray. It was rather surreal actually. I saw a picture of my new ball and socket, with the necessary hardware used to attach it. Bizarre.
I have a choice to make. Even though it feels “different” it is now my new hip. It is my hip and it works 100% better than it did before. I can bend over, sit without pain…the list goes on and on. My choice? To receive it as my own. To allow my mind to receive it as new.
It is like my identity. When I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior I became new. Do I always “feel” new? Nope. Do I accept the fact that I am because God says I am? Yes.
It is a choice I make to believe it, whether I feel it or not. My “new identity” is present whether I accept it on the days that I behave badly or not. My “new identity” is mine. It was placed inside of me, and is there to stay. I am brand new.
And because I am new, I have the power of Christ in me…and can do all things in Him who gives me strength.
Like my new hip.
Whether I feel it or not.
It is now a part of who I am…and I have accepted it. I can do things I could not do before.
Now excuse me while I go walk around a block or two!
IN CHRIST ALONE
*personal graphics, NIV Bible