105 - Don't Knock The Limp

July 21, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 105 – SHOW NOTES



  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 105 titled:

Don’t Knock The Limp”

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– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”


  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.


  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.


BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…


  • BB – Have you ever had to deal with a limp? How did you deal with it?

JT answers


  • JT – I know you have… you used to limp pretty bad. Tell us about it.

BB answers


  1. Bob – POINT: God uses a “limp” – a defect, injury or some weakness for a divine purpose --- actually purposes (plural) in our lives… it’s our job to recognize it and be content with it … as we participate in seeing how God uses our weakness for His glory… CASE IN POINT…


2 Corinthians 12:7–10 (ESV) — 7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.




  1. JT ------ OK THEN LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

Don’t Knock The Limp”


  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

Don’t Knock The Limp”


  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”

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  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…


  1. Bob - “The Power Of Gratitude” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…




First: Who was that – the Jacob wrestled?

(((Bob’s answer)))


Secondly: Should we look at every weakness OR Limp in life in the way you described?


  1. Bob


YES FOR Two reasons…


Romans 8:28–31 (ESV) — 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:5–6 (ESV) — 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

1 Timothy 6:6–8 (ESV) — 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

Philippians 4:11 (ESV) — 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.


  • God is using ALL THINGS for our GOOD – to conform us
  • God call on us to be content… so don’t fight it..


  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” – Let’s look at Jacob’s limp… AND our “limps” – How should we deal with things from a mental standpoint?


  1. Bob

First  - It’s not wrong to seek for help or relief from the limp – like going to the doctor

But in the meantime – learning to accept things and not go around all down about it is also important


Secondly – realize since God has a higher purpose for our lives than just surviving life as we know it – so you can look at the limp as part of God’s greater purpose for your life…


Thirdly – everything is more bearable with gratitude… It’s a biblical principle that every other aspect of life has proven that you’ll benefit by learning to be grateful no matter what.


  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….


Which is better – two shorter (3 hour) rides over two days OR one six hour LONG ride with a day of recovery? (Obviously we could change sports and times but let’s use cycling as an example…)


  1. Bob


I would normally be in the camp of the six hour ride and as you’d attest most of the guys we hang with would agree. However Chris Carmichael and his “train right” partners disagree… they say the shorter rides back to back are better, unless you are training for a long endurance event where you need to map out nutrition and hydration for the long haul --- otherwise your training will benefit from the shorter ride, run, etc… Here’s why…

You’ll hold a better pace for a longer period of time and push yourself more … as on the longer ride you’ll begin to fade and spend times surviving. Therefore, Shorter rides are more effective in improving your power and speed

You’ll recover faster from the shorter ride

BOTTOM LINE – unless you need this for creating really long strategies … the shorter rides are the way to go. (((TELL THAT TO THE B CREW ON SATURDAY))


What say you JT?

  • JT answers
  • BB It takes discipline to do something … but it’s worth it.


1 Corinthians 9:27 (ESV) — 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.


  1. Bob’s final comment

Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life


  1. Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 105


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast

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  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- The Power Of Gratitude


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