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We Look at the Situation; God Sees the Potential

March 6, 2012

     You look across the room and your son is playing video games.  For the tenth time today, you redirect this active child with exasperation and demand that he focus on his school work. 

     Your daughter has just asked you to review her book report.  For the 100th time she has failed to begin her sentences with capital letters.  Punctuation is all together missing and you need a code breaker to decipher the hand writing.

     You have determined once again to get on track and stay there; but once again you feel sidelined by the busyness of life and the activities that sneak in that you had not planned on.

          In the busy day to day struggle of raising a family and training young minds it is difficult to see past the glaring situations that we face every day.  We see inattention and repeat offenders in our kids and ourselves.

     Some days what we need is a little vision.  The vision we need is in the potential that is before us.  That actually is potential playing those video games.  There is great potential in your language arts challenged child.  There is potential in each and every one of our children; and even so much still in you. 

     God sees our situation but he is looking at our potential.  Our children and we, ourselves are in the midst of being molded and formed into a great creation.  Glorious minds that cannot stay focused have been created by God to think outside the box.  Children who are challenged have hearts of strength and determination that will accomplish great tasks for God’s kingdom.  We too are in different stages of usefulness; yet in all of these, God sees what we will become.  God sees us through His perfect blood.

     Some days we just need to look at things from a different perspective.  We need to push our vision a little further away from the present.  We need to view our children and our own lives for the potential in us and not by what we see now.  There is hope.  We see only the unfinished product.  God sees the potential and the complete finished work.

     Do not give up hope.  Do not become weary.  Your efforts are creating a firm foundation for the completed work of God.  One day that child who will not stay focused will make a true difference.  Your challenged child will touch hearts and minds and you too will be a person who changes the world.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Noah permalink
    March 6, 2012 8:48 am

    That is definitely something we need to reminded of. Even from a teenager’s perspective, it’s easy to get bogged down and think that your situation isn’t gonna get better but I’m glad that even though He doesn’t show us right away, God sees us coming out of that situation 🙂

  2. Faith Wilson permalink
    March 6, 2012 9:07 am

    Thank you for your encouraging words. I am so thankful that God sees potential in us so we can see potential in our children. Love you, Faith

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