While my family was getting ready for church this morning, I began to unload my feelings on how I was shunned or mistreated in applying for a job that I thought was my refurbished calling. See, I have a developmental disability suffered when I was 18 (see “MENU-My True Life Story).
As a result from my car accident, one of my few problems is I have expressive aphasia. Don’t know what that is? Let me explain. It is like knowing what the “word” is; however, not being able to get the “word” out. Say the word is “psychology.” But you can’t get it out, so you need some adaptive ways to communicate what you want. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy since people with expressive aphasia often have untold trouble expressing themselves. 😁 Over the years since that horrific June morning, I have learned ways to get my point across to others.
Well, back to the story. I first saw this position as Church Engagement Manager for this international agency headed by a person who is disabled at a young age. Even though I was qualified, my expressive aphasia held me back. Get a load of this, a developmental disability which the way I talk held me back from getting a position in which talking was a major component from an agency that prides itself on giving people with disabilities a chance to prove themselves.
It still stings. With the help of the Lord to provide me with the words said not just thought of, I could have done a bang up job. Well, what can I say, but false hope.
Now, True Hope. That is provided by Jesus Christ, in that “… God so loved the world that He gave His only Son (Jesus Christ) that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
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