The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well. But, please do remember, amongst the students, who will be sitting for the exams, there is an artist, who doesn’t need to understand Maths. There is an entrepreneur, who doesn’t care about History or English literature. There’s a musician, whose Chemistry marks won’t matter. There’s a sportsperson, whose physical fitness is more important than Physics..like Schooling (He won the first Olympic Gold Medal for Singapore in Rio 2016. In the process, he beat the great Michael Phelps!)
If your child does get top marks, that’s great! But, if he or she doesn’t, please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them.
Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam! They are cut out for much bigger things in life. Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them. Please do this, and when you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or a low mark won’t take away their dreams and talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world.
With warm regards
Exam can build and also DESTROY a child’s person-hood. It can make or break our child. It really depends on us parents. Some kids’ hearts are very fragile. Like glass, once it is broken, it is difficult to fix.
I was at a prayer meet recently. A pastor and a brother asked for prayer. Their children are no longer in church.
Did I see moist eyes after the prayer? Our children follow us to God’s house when they were young.When they are older, they may not want to follow us any more. Some may even abandon the faith altogether.
But Jesus seemed to do an admirable job with His disciples. Jesus takes care of His people like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs and carries them close to His heart. What happen when one of his lambs, just one out of a hundred, is not found in the sheepfold? Would He not climb a thousand hills just to find the precious little one? The pain of losing even one was too much for Him to bear. 100% and no less. That’s the heart of a shepherd.
“Suppose a man has 100 sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the 99 sheep grazing in the pasture and look for the lost sheep until he finds it?”
Luke 15:4 NOG
Have we lost someone precious to us to the world? Maybe we have lost our children to computer gaming. Pray to the Shepherd. Pray the 100% prayer.