It is commonly said that children are some of the greatest teachers. I’ve known this for some time as I work with soooo many children and recently I was reminded of why.
I often try to include some reward in my speech therapy sessions. Sometimes it’s play and at other times it may be an art activity. So one day after one of the kiddos I work with completed her tasks, she was rewarded an activity of choice. She chose to paint. Now I had some ideas of some simple pictures we could paint, but she had her own idea of painting a picture of a unicorn. So here I am saying that we should choose a drawing that would be more simple. Meanwhile, she stated that she wanted a unicorn as she reached for my pen to draw one herself if I wasn't going to do it! So i quickly decided to search for a unicorn photo, on the internet, that I could attempt to draw. I mean I couldn't look all scared in front of this kid! I found one, drew it, and I must say it came out ok! My client even made me feel confident by saying how beautiful the sketch was (maybe my effort was more so beautiful lol).
In hindsight I realized some things. I was reminded how confident children are. They are brave and filled with positivity as they truly believe they can accomplish what’s in front of them for the most part. Somehow in our adulthood, we lose that confidence. We go for the easier route or the easier job instead of the more difficult job. We essentially settle due to our lack of confidence and fear. But see, rolling with God is truly believing that there is nothing to fear. Let’s look at what Jesus did! He died on the cross for us and was raised days later. I mean that is some boldness especially being that He already knew about how some of us with our lack of faith would cut up!! But He did not run, He instead walked toward his destiny for us! Now that’s love! So through Him, we also have boldness (Joshua 1:9 “I’ve commanded you haven’t, Be strong and courageous, Don’t be fearful or discouraged, because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”). You never know what greatness is on the other side of your fears. You never know what miracles could take place or what prayers could be answered. So do not fear. Do what may seem difficult. Do what’s right and walk into your destiny for “the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
**Please be sure to visit University of Museum on Texas Southern's campus where one of my photos is being displayed along with many many other awesome words from others until July 30th. In addition, from today until August 12th, I will have another photo displayed at the Lawndale Art Center along with works from many other artists.