For the LORD takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with victory. (Psalm 149:5)
As adults we revel when the young people in our care shine. This is but a reflection of God’s joy in her children. We are made to shine. We are made to discover our gifts and use them. The use of our gifts is most fruitful when we build our community with them. We also know that not only the humble win – whether in sport, politics or some other endeavour – but it sits best with those who are humble. The champion Roger Federer springs to mind.
This is also an opportunity to clarify humility for our young people. The humble person knows their giftedness – they just don’t need to constantly ‘tell the world’ about their gifts. Young people can shine in many ways. We need to have the eyes and ears to catch them doing it and praise them for it.
Have a great week!