|Here's our 6 kids- each one different and unique- No fair comparing! :)|
We want our kids to be "typical" and hit all the milestones at certain ages.
But when special needs come knocking on your door, you have to readjust your thinking. Comparing your child to others is a sure fire way to be depressed. You quickly learn to measure your own child's success by each milestone they achieve.
As I was reading The Parable of the Talents one day, it electrocuted my old way of "comparison thinking"!
It was liberating to see the verse says- God gives each of us "talents" to invest- ACCORDING TO OUR ABILITIES. Isn't that a relief? No comparison to others.
My job as her parent is to help Bethany grow and mature at her own speed and abilities
In other words- God expects us to Give Life Our Best Effort.
God is watching HOW we invest this gift called "life."
And when He comes back, if we've invested His "gift of talents" and developed them, He says with great praise...."‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!"
Thank you for the gift of life you've given us all. Help us invest our lives and live to the fullest of the abilities you've given us! We want to be faithful servants- investing our lives and talents for You.
In Jesus Name-