Sometimes Cubbie (age 6) struggles with his identity and gets into a self-bashing mood.
“I’m the worstest kid in the world”, he’ll say.
“I don’t do anything right”, he’ll mutter.
I’m not a fan of the negative self-talk, and usually we have a chat about it when it comes up. But this time I thought I’d tell him a story.
The Girl in the Tattered Dress – a story of identity
In the middle, Cubbie started crying, because I think he identified with the girl in the tattered dress.
Afterwards we had a beautiful talk about how God has a special name for all of us, a name that shows us how incredibly loved we are. I shared with him the time that I heard from God what my name was, and I was able to speak truth into his life about what I see God doing in his life.
Stories. Aren’t they powerful?
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