As parents, we can help our children answer the question, “Why am I here?” by helping them to discover their gifts and talents.
If you have five children living under your roof, then you’ve got five completely different individuals. Their personalities, likes, dislikes, attitudes, responses to things, as well as their gifts and talents are all different.
WHAT THE WORD SAYS
Proverbs 22:6 (AMPC) says, “Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent]….”
In others words, what is he bent toward? Some kids love to color, paint, and read. Others find those things boring. They’d rather be outside throwing a football, riding their bicycle, and climbing trees. God is very creative and diverse, and every person is uniquely handcrafted by Him.
Just like no two snowflakes are exactly the same out of the billions of snowflakes that fall, so it is with each individual—there are no two exactly alike.
And, since each child is unique, we need to make sure we don’t compare them against one another. We need to accept each of our kids for whom they are and help them discover their gifts, so they can each be successful in life.
THE TAKE AWAY
Take time to recognize what your kids are good at and encourage them in those areas. Encourage them to try new things like, a sport they haven’t tried before, an art class, a club, or a volunteer activity to help them find things they enjoy and have a bent toward.