Your 2nd grade teacher lied to you.
The moment you heard, “you could grow up to be President of the United States,” it was over.
Let’s face it, we Americans are optimists. At the heart of American society, we believe in the power and potential to change. So this new book caught my attention: You Can’t Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America. Is it true? We’re not capable of doing anything we set our mind and heart to?
Your chances of becoming President are 10 million to 1. You’re more likely to die from slipping in the shower (2,232 to 1). But ask a mom to tell their kids it’s near impossible for them to live in the White House, and they’ll look at you funny- no one wants to squelch their son or daughter.
So- what’s a parent to do? Check your camera angle.
God gives different talents to different people according to His plan. Our job is to ask Him what His plan is for us- and that He leads us.
Did your 2nd grade teacher lie to you? Not really.
She just needed to make sure her point of focus was on target.
I need to do likewise.