What is your handicap?

What is your handicap?

Some weeks ago I was alighting off a coaster when i noticed a blind man trying to find his way out but he was hitting the wrong door. I helped him to the right door and right outside, his son was waiting on him so they could walk home together.

I had seen this blind man several times as we walked to get taxis to work and his daughter or son held his arm always. His blindness didn’t seem to affect them and him much. Life was “normal.”

Every time I have seen people with disabilities, immediately I take pity on them and my heart runs out to them.

 Myles Monroe in his book, Understanding your potential reveals that, your body doesn’t limit your potential.

We all have handicaps; some are physical ,mental and others emotional……..

Nick Vujicic is a man born without limbs and that has not limited his ability nor potential.

“ Nick writes with two toes on his left foot and a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He knows how to use a computer and can type up to 45 words per minute using the “heel and toe” method. He has also learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave, in addition to participating in golf, swimming, and even sky-diving.”



In 2005, Phiona Mutesi was a nine-year-old living in the Katwe slum and her father had died of Aids when she was three and her mother cared for Phiona and her three siblings by selling maize.

The family could not afford to send her to school, so she could not read or write and every day was a battle.

One day she approached a Christian charity in Kampala called the Sports Outreach Ministry. Phiona did not care about sport, she was more interested in getting some free porridge it was distributing.

At the mission, she discovered chess – a game that has no word in her native language.(http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-25731008)

Phiona`s handicaps were physical,her environment dictated what she ought to be however, she never allowed her handicaps to limit her potentials.

 What is your handicap?what is disabling you? Whatever your perceived handicap, you must never allow your true potential to become a victim of the limitations of your physical body or environment.
Reach beyond grasp.your body is not your full potential.


Look out for the movie Queen of Katwe based on Phiona`s story and also a book by Tim Crothers on Amazon titled -The Queen of Katwe: A story of Life,chess,and one Extraordinary Girl`s Dream of Becoming a Grand master.

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