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    by Shelly Weiss

Game Time
Date Posted: May 18, 2007
While some people would deny this, my cerebral palsy did cause limitations in my physical abilities. I would play games with the neighborhood kids with minor changes in the rules… 5 strikes instead of 3, serve the volley ball a little closer to the net, etc.. My peers always found away to include me. One of my regular roles was the watchman… keep on the look out for the enemy and let the others know when we were at risk for attack. All I had to do was stand there and be on guard. Perhaps because I wasn’t in the ‘action’ part, I didn’t always take my role seriously. But when I failed to do my part, disaster hit. In other words, my role truly was the most important part of the team. As an adult in the ‘game of life’, my role is the same. All I have to do is stay on guard against the enemy. Keep watch of my thought patterns, vulnerable areas, and weaknesses and alert ‘the team’ when I perceive the enemy approaching. When I let my guard down by distractions, disaster strikes. My team leader is the Lord, who supplies and instructs me with everything I need to be victorious. The rest of my team consists of friends, loved ones, my pastor, and fellow Christians. They are there to support me to victory… I already know that I will ultimately win the game; the score, however, depends on my job as the watchman. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5:7-9

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Biography Information:
Shelly is a 30 something year old licensed therapist with cerebral palsy who is transitioning onto a whole new path in her life. As someone who was never limited by her disability, through recent declines in her health and abilities, God is humbling her despite her stubborn resistance. She is closer to Jesus than she ever has been as He carries her with His strength, protects her with His armor, and empowers her with His Spirit.She uses her writing and speaking gifts to fulfill her ultimate purpose of bringing glory to God through her life.
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