Thankful Thursday 6.6.19
We are currently in the process of talking with our son about his choices for his future. It is such a tricky balance of truly pausing to hear his interests and encouraging him to try activities outside his comfort zone. Speaking through the language of asking questions is helpful.
His responses help us to understand his mindset and some of the beliefs about himself. It is fascinating to hear his thoughts because where he believes he is does not always match our beliefs for him. Quite often his self beliefs are more limiting than our beliefs for him.
To help stretch his scope of the possibilities, we encourage him to have conversations with trusted adults. They share their story and hopefully broaden our son’s scope of the possibilities. One recent conversation, embedded this reality upon our son:
Just because you choose one focus does not mean you will be in it for the rest of your life.
The reality is many people start in one place, but grow into something more than they initially imagined. Sometimes that is blooming more fully in their original direction. Or doing a 180 to something that is the complete opposite, but so fulfilling for the heart.
We all will change throughout our lives. When we look to God to guide our direction, He can do with our lives as stated in Jeremiah 18:6: He said, “Can I not do with you Israel, as this potter does?”declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.”
I’m so grateful our son picked up on this thought to bring him peace of mind through this decision process. The knowledge that he can grow from where he is now and continue that through life is both peace-filling and life giving (for him and us)! May you be filled with peace as God guides and molds you day to day.
Blessings to you!
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