Thursday, April 30, 2015

Whose You Are

My home is the “Greenhouse Effect.” With four females and a female dog, imagine how many hormones we nurture. A greenhouse is a controlled environment that nurtures the growth and development of things such as plants, vegetables and fruits. The environment is so controlled on the inside of a greenhouse that there is an impact on the outside surroundings. That impact is usually identified as a greenhouse effect. What this means in our home is that my husband and I make all efforts to provide a safe and nurturing home and familial environment for our children. Our goal is that when the girls transition out into the world on their own, that they will be well equipped to sustain themselves and to also be substantive and productive members of the overall society. We want to instill enough into them while they’re in our bubble that they can be a great asset to those outside our bubble.

In order to create our desired effect, we have to have a set foundation and desires for all children of the Greenhouse Effect. All of our girls are expected to attend school and achieve at their highest potential in everything they do. All of our girls are expected to respect themselves and others and to serve others.  However, there is a different set of expectations for each child on how these things are accomplished.  Because we know that God created each of our girls to be different, even the twins, we know that we cannot treat them the same. We know that we have to meet each of them where they are mentally and emotionally. We know that we have to draw out their unique strengths while also developing their weaker areas. We have no doubt that each child will be awesome by her own right, but we also have no doubt that each child will take her own path to awesomeness.
God sees you the same way! You are one of God’s special children. He loves you unconditionally and nurtures you each day in His own unique way. There is no cookie cutter treatment in God’s operation. He has customized His actions towards you based on your specific needs. God knows you better than you know yourself. After all, Isaiah 49:1 reminds you that God called you before you were even born. He created a unique purpose for your life and is working on your internal man so that you can walk out that purpose and be a greater blessing to those around you. In the next book over, Jeremiah 29:11, goes further to say, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” God wants more for you than you can ever imagine. God has prepared the way, but he needs you to take action. Are you trusting Him with His activities in your life? Are you following His commands? Take comfort in knowing that you are a child of the Most High. Walk in your destiny!

Share with us: In what way has God shown you that He's your daddy?

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