And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:4
Before becoming a mother, I saw kids as a clean slate. I believed it was a mom’s responsibility to teach them everything: form every aspect of them. Based on that, I was a patient and creative mom with my first child, Zack. I almost never yelled or lost my cool.
Instead, I was always looking for new ways to trouble shoot any issue he had. Sometimes I copied the great tricks and techniques of the amazing moms I crossed paths with. Other times, I worked and worked at refining an idea until it solved the problem. Consequently, my motherhood toolbox was bursting at the hinges.
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He (Apollos) began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way (of God) more accurately. Acts 18:26
Zack has been complaining about going to karate class lately. He’s only a few belts away from black belt, and desperately wants to achieve that. But he’s in that lazy and arrogant pre-teen phase where he thinks he should know it all by now, and shouldn’t have to work at it.
I don’t know much about karate, but I do know that unless he takes more classes, Zack will never know enough to earn that black belt. Passion just isn’t enough. Even his eighth degree black belt teacher continues to practice and learn more.
I have a new project that I am passionate about. But I’m quickly realizing just how much I need to learn before I can make it happen.