Let me start this blog by saying I am a pretty gross human being. Let me clarify. When it gets hot outside, I sweat buckets. When I exercise, I sweat buckets. Combine the two and it is a sight to behold.
After my three-mile runs, I often look for my ten-year-old daughter and try to give her a hug. If I catch her by surprise she screams and runs away. She is always afraid of me, the old sweat monster.
Because I sweat so much when I run I would spend much of my time wiping sweat from my eyes. It got to the point where it was not only annoying but causing me to get off track. As I was wiping sweat away from my face it would often throw off my balance, even if it was just a little, and cause me to step out of the line I was running in.
It wasn’t until recently that I decided to wear a headband. I got a free giveaway from the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Enshrinement weekend at their Fun Fest.
Now with my knee braces and my headband, I am quite the sight. People who see me running through the neighborhood probably feel sorry for me. They must think that that old guy is a real piece of work.
At least the sweat isn’t constantly dripping in my eyes. It has helped me to realize that clear vision keeps you on track.
It keeps me from losing my balance and stepping out of the line I am running in.
This principle is true for running and for disability ministry. When you have a clear vision is keeps you from getting off track.