My daughter is 11. I'm her mom - which means that I should be teaching her stuff, right?
Well, I was in her room last night tucking her in and saw this post-it not on her bulletin board.
A couple things hit me all at once....
She has discovered something that she's good at - and she described it as God-Given. She didn't say, "I'm really good at this" or "Look at what I can do." She said, "this is something God gave me." I have to admit that when it comes to talking about an area where I feel I have some talent, I don't usually start with saying that the talent came from somewhere else. I was blown away at her ability and willingness to see and accept that this talent was a gift that was given to her.
She has discovered something that she loves doing - and that she's good at doing. And her first thought was, "How do I use it for God?"
Again, I have to admit that when it comes to talking about an area where I feel I have some talent, I don't sit there and think of ways to use it for God. I sit there and think of ways to use it for myself. How can I benefit from this? How can I profit from this? How can I use this to my advantage?
But not Hope.
No.... She wants to know how she can use it for God.
I am humbled by this sweet spirit who is my daughter. She taught me so much with her one little post-it note. She has given me a lot to think about....