Have you ever felt that way? Well, when I was a kid, I did. My older sister was a great student, musician, and an amazing runner. My younger sister was really outgoing and a great musician. I didn’t really do ANYTHING very well. I wasn’t a very good student (because I didn’t apply myself). I was only average in sports. But, you know what? My parents helped me figure it out. Let me encourage you to do the same with your kids. Help them find something they’re good at and encourage them. Maybe it’s helping them discover their spiritual gifts. The reality is we as parents can influence our kids by being encouraging and positive, not negative and condescending. Do they excel with their hands—or maybe baking, communicating, or working with computers? Point out these abilities and then help foster them.

Suggested Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:5-6