I wanted to cry. My daughter went upstairs after a night of discussing things that had been going on at school. What had started as a simple conversation that was simple about friends and relationships – but yet two hours later, my heart hurt for her as she had shared how many times she had felt outcast because she was different.
My daughter has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I am proud of her and the walk that she has. Yet, my mama heart hurts a little when I feel like she is left out of things or picked on because she is a Christian.
I know that she knows that the ways she is different is for good. I know that she knows that God – and her daddy and I – are proud of her.
I don’t want her to know what the other girls talk about. I don’t want her to know heartbreak. I want to protect her as long as I can.
Yet, I know that she struggles sometimes because she is different.
I want her to know that it is okay.
How can we help our kids be different in a world that doesn’t like Christianity? How can we encourage them to keep walking the race set before them?
What about our kids that have not accepted salvation? How do we encourage them and help guide them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ while they see that others are persecuted for their faith?
Today, I am over at Kids in the Word sharing about “When Being Different Isn’t Easy”
Worshiping With My Life,