02 November 2014

The Lego Lesson

Watching my son play Lego simply amazes me.  He can create various worlds with different situations.  He can be as creative as he wants to be and even without a manual, his creations often turn out wonderful.  

One time, he came up to me feeling frustrated and disappointed.  "Mom", he said, "look, the car I built yesterday is broken.  I can't do this anymore".   

"Ofcourse, you can", I said encouragingly.  "You can build it again".

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

"Okay, then it's either you try to build the same thing again or just build a different one."  I said.  

He then went to his play area and started to build his 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!"  

Sometimes, it's so easy to be frustrated and disappointed with life.  When things don't happen as planned, we easily give up.  But the great thing about life is that our brokenness and pains are there to help make us even better persons.  There are times when we will find it difficult to continue to be the person we once were but life will lead us to opportunities where we can build a totally new and brighter future ahead.  

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