Who knew that being single and childless, could develop a desire to want to teach children about God’s promises?
See, I developed this attitude of not wanting to be lazy while I am where I am in life. So, being single and still going to the same church for over a number of years. And seeing the announcement over and over and over again, I decided that I should help in creating the solution! So, I started to serve! Who knew that God could use that moment of obedience and show me that I do like teaching children about God’s promises. But little did I know, while I was teaching those children about His promises, He was teaching me at the same time. Please understand, I was raised to know that God existed and that He is someone that I should respect. But, I did not have a relationship with Him until I was 16 years old. So, you see, I was on the same playing field as the children I was teaching. I knew some of the stories, but just teaching them brings a whole entire new perspective!!! Just teaching it in simplicity, so that 10 – 15 children under the age of 12 can understand the Word of God, brings a new light to a 28 year old!
Who knew that being single and childless, could change your perspective on how you see the world through a parent’s eyes?
I have come to the realization that there is a small possibility that I may not get married, that I wouldn’t have children because of health reasons, if I do not get my act together. (Which I am working on as we speak, about to get back into T25 and walking, feel free to ask for MyRunner screen name!) But just the thought of being barren, really does break my heart. BUT! God has blessed me with children, spiritual children! I love them dearly! So, how do I see the world through parent’s eyes? I am learning that you can’t just let them eat anything they want because it may potentially be bad for them (severe allergies). That you have to childproof everything in your house! Oh my goodness, kiddos can get into almost anything; if you have a small child, PLEASE childproof your house! Another lesson I have learned, that you have to have patience, without it, you will probably go crazy! Without it, you will probably be sitting on my couch paying me! 😉
Who knew that being single and childless, could change your attitude around children, because you want to be a positive influence for them?
Being around children, you can influence their mood and their thoughts. So, as an adult, I have learned that I should be encouraging to children, I should encourage them to problem solve. I should discourage unrighteous anger outbursts. We all have our reasons for being upset with people, but, resolving the issue before leaving for the day or working through in the following day after everyone has had a moment to reset themselves. Teaching them that failure is a good thing, because you have an opportunity to get back up and prove to yourself and those around you that whatever task is in front of you can be accomplished, simply if you just try again.
These things have been going through my mind, since tomorrow is my last day teaching or assisting in teaching children about God’s promises! I will tell you this breaks my heart more than any guy I have dated or potentially liked! I kind of feel like a mom who sends their child to school their very first day of kindergarten. So, if you read this, please say a quick prayer for me, because this will be hard.