“God gives some people eyes to see things differently than we do. Do we fight that or embrace it? Why do I struggle with this concept? Why do I rein them in when they are thinking of unique ways of tackling a project or a problem? I think I am trying to save them from making mistakes and wasting time. Or from being seen as silly or unusual. But, it is in the different that our imaginations are captivated. Brilliant minds do things differently than the status quo.”
I have a son who is exactly like this. Tristen thinks differently than anyone else I know. He sees the world differently, not in a bad way, just different. It is a HUGE learning curve for me to be patient and kind, when I want things done NOW and my way. Oh, how God uses our children for our own sanctification. Though, I couldn’t ask for a better way to come closer to the Lord than through my children.
Make sure you go and read Tonya’s post “Sheer Genius….and Its Mom“.