This week I’ve spent a lot of time with 7 & 8 year old children learning about music and playing a simplified version of a brass instrument. During these hours, I’ve felt the frustration creeping over me as children rufuse to play, complain about being tired (at 10am), or complain that they don’t understand and don’t want to try anymore.
This time has made me consider some of the lies I realize I believed about myself becasue of things adults or teachers said to me in moments of frustration.
“You still don’t understand this?”
“You’re crying again?”
I’m overly emotional.
“You should do something else.”
I pray that God shows me how to be a force of encouragement and love in the life of a child, so that no matter what lies they learn about themselves from the adults and peers they encounter, they have one memory of someone who said they are worth everything in His eyes.
Just a thought.