What do you consider your limit? When you are living out your regular day-to-day life? I work at an afterschool program at my church for special-needs kids. We have children that range in age from seven all the way up to fifteen. They all have their own unique developmental and physical challenges – which could limit them all their lives. I really don’t think they even think about it.
They are a determined bunch of kiddos…working daily at their notebooks (our younger ones) and their daily work jobs throughout the church (our middle school and high schoolers). They work every single day to learn new things and improve upon skills they are working on. They don’t let their disabilities (what we call their HisAbilities) to limit them – they’re a happy, loving, well-adjusted, and loved bunch.
When going through my day-to-day stuff I sometimes complain about my lot in life…the constant chores, the laundry, getting dinner on the table, worrying over crazy stuff. I find myself every now and then moaning and groaning and saying, “That’s it…I’ve reached my limit, Lord. I can’t do this anymore”. I wallow around in my self-pity awhile, then am convicted – stopping to think of my sweet babies at ASAS.
Thank You, Lord, for giving me the opportunity to be around the kids. Thank You for their sweet spirits and smiles and hugs. Above all this thank You for Your unlimited love.