Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School Lessons

You may not be going back to school today. You may not have any children to ever experience this like your friends. But you can choose each day to treat life like school. You can choose to be focused on living today because it is a portion of your story, your chapter, and before you know it, another year will be gone. You can choose to embrace the moments of today to learn, to grow, to communicate, to love, to have gratitude, to face your own fears, to live!

Just as these little kids are growing up and do not want Mom to hold their hand as they walk into class because they are too big for that, we sometimes don't think we need Jesus hand to guide us. We want to step out and do it on our own. We want to be strong. We think we have learned our lessons from last year. We think we can handle it.

God doesn't take it personal, He doesn't get upset, He doesn't say I told you so, He doesn't condemn us, He doesn't try to change our mind. He is waiting and ready and listening for us to choose when we want His hand to in ours, when we will allow Him to guide our journey, and He is ALWAYS loving and praying for us.

Will you be the same to those around you? Always allowing them to choose? Always showing love? Always being understanding that you haven't walked in their shoes? Always giving the benefit of the doubt? Always...