Thursday, March 17, 2011
I'm a Dumb Wimp - and Proud of It!!
In our GodTime this week, I asked the kids if they are a wimp. Puzzled expressions covered their faces and each of them shook their head no. No one likes to be called a wimp. However, since our theme this week is "Watch Out For Shortcuts", I wanted to blend the idea of God doing a good work in us over time coupled the reality of us taking negative words and making them positive in our minds.
I told the kids that when I grew up, I was called alot of bad names and although each time, it hurt deeply, I was determined to turn it around for the good and make positive acronyms of the hurtful words. So for me, wimp turned into Work In Major Progress. This new mindset helped me, because when I was called a wimp, it didn't hurt as bad, because I am a work in progress. The kids seemed to resonate with the new idea, although for many, it was a strange idea indeed. One 1st grade boy said, "I'm called dumb." So, we, as a family, turned dumb into Da bomb, Unbelievable, Marvelous, Brave. The boy's face lit up at those words. Pray that this new idea will take root and that minds can be freed from hurtful negativity and be filled with God's love and truth! I'm proud to be a dumb wimp - and you?