Last Saturday, I was invited to meet a bunch of secondary kids. These great kids were actually on some character-building programme as they were deemed problematic by their teachers.
After being through a similar growing up experience with these kids, I dare say that the problem doesn’t lie in the kids. The real problem is the adults or the people who are in authority.
Not only do they not take the time to listen and understand these kids, they are haste in their judgement to label these kids who do not seem to “flow” with the mainstream as problematic.
Being misunderstood and condemned, naturally these kids would rebel or show dis-interest in their studies.
A life lesson to learn
As my purpose being there was to encourage these kids, during my allocated slot I was prompted by God to share one life lesson that I had learnt from my past of which was to take responsibility of our own lives and dreams.
Despite how people in our lives such as our parents, teachers, government and friends would surely in some point of time disappoint and hurt us, the key was not to blame people or circumstances for our plight. But instead, respond by taking ownership of our lives by working through the situation.
At the end of the day, our lives are decided in our own hands and not on others. How we want our lives to be, largely rest on our shoulders.
Whatever decisions we make, the consequences is solely ours to bear and not others. So we need to make our decisions count.
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Once, i shared a simple story about “Jonah, the whale & running away from God”, with a group of Burmese orphans at an orphanage for refugees at the Thai border . I guessed Jonah felt more responsible for his own life & dreams more than anything else.
Jonah1.3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Ya I agree with you about Jonah, and in the end we read that God’s will was still accomplished! 🙂
“In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps”
“Despite how people in our lives such as our parents, teachers, government and friends would surely in some point of time disappoint and hurt us, the key was not to blame people or circumstances for our plight. But instead, respond by taking ownership of our lives by working through the situation.”
Hey bro! Thanks for sharing this, it’s very good! 😀
All a man’s ways seem innocent to him,but motives are weighed by the LORD. Prov16.2
HE makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil. If they obey and serve HIM, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.
But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge. Job 36
I am SO for your statement “The real problem is the adults or the people who are in authority.”. Often times, adults/parents never see that they are the one with the problem.
In the morning, I was stuck with a child & a parent. I put myself in the child’s shoe & I could feel every frustration within her. I so much want to scream down at the parent.
One day, I will engage your service. =)
Ya sure… Just drop me a tinker anytime and if I am available, why not. I would be glad to help in any way I can 🙂