Juggling is for Everyone

I was chatting with some other jugglers the other day and one of them told me about a college class (in Florida, I believe). This was a Psychology class for college students. Apparently, for the final exam, the professor will grant an “A” for the exam only if the student can hold a juggle of three balls for two minutes.

Sound harsh? Many people would think so. Others would see this as an easy “A.” The point the professor is trying to make is that juggling is an activity that many people simply mentally tell themselves they can never do. But the truth is – anybody can juggle. Of course some people are born with inclincations to do better at it than others. But the basic task of juggling three balls is something everyone can achieve given a little practice.

The point of the professor, though, is bigger than juggling. He wants to inspire students to avoid putting “mental blocks” between themselves and challenging-looking tasks in this life.

So, go learn how to juggle. And learn something that your mind says you cannot do. And do not forget the ultimate power of our accomplishments – Jesus Christ. For with Christ – nothing is impossible. And I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


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Jesse Joyner travels nationwide performing a comedy juggling act for family and kids events. He is also working towards his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter, Kezzie.

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