02 November 2014

The Lego Lesson

Watching my son play Lego never ceases to amaze me.  His simple yet vast world of imagination can create different scenes with each with unique stories and situations.  

One time, however, he came up to me feeling frustrated and disappointed.  "Mommy, look at the car I built yesterday...it's broken!" he said, showing me one of his Lego creations, "I don't know how to fix it."   

"Of course, you can", I said encouragingly.  "Just try to build it again".

"But I don't remember anymore..." he said giving up.  

"Okay, if you can't build the exact, same thing all over again, then build a different one."  I said.  

He then went back to his play area and started to build a new car.  After a while, he came back to me and showed me his latest masterpiece.  

"Mommy, look!"  proudly holding up his Lego car, "I built a new one and I like this better than the one I built yesterday!"  

Just like the "Lego Lesson", whenever we feel like our life seem to be falling apart, we can either choose to keep looking back and continue to be the same person we always thought ourselves to be...  or move forward and build up a stronger, smarter, better version of ourselves the way God wants us to be.  

Sometimes, it's so easy to get frustrated and be disappointed with life.  When things don't happen as planned, we tend to give up.  But the great thing about life is that our brokenness and pains are there to help us become better persons.  There will be moments when we will find ourselves broken and encounter difficulties in continuing to be the person we once were.  But life will never fail to lead us to opportunities where we can build a totally new and brighter future ahead of us - oftentimes even beyond what we expected and hoped for.