My daughter came to me crying and said that the whole class thinks she is stupid. I assured her she is not stupid and that God has a unique plan for her life. The school system expects a certain level and type of achievement that they mark each student on. While I have seen a dramatic change in the school system regarding children with both hidden and visible disabilities it is still difficult to be different. God made us to fulfill our part of the puzzle of life and that might not fit in with the education systems expectations.
Psalms 139:13-16 says
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
I shared these verses with her and told her God does not make mistakes and He has a purpose for her life that only she can fulfill. She is not stupid. God has a plan for her and He knew her even from the time that the first cells were beginning to divide to make her. She should not worry about what others say about her instead she needs to concentrate on what God says about her because God is always right.
The world sees LD, ADD, ADHD, etc. as disorders and disabilities. I believe that they can be gifts that God will refine in us as we submit ourselves to His plan. Some people with ADHD focus better when they are in crisis or surrounded by chaos. These people are great in an emergency as air traffic controllers, first responders, mothers, etc. Each vocation needs a variety of people with different skills and talents to function efficiently.
Lord please help my children to see themselves as special and unique. Help them to submit to You and allow You to refine the talents you have given them. I want them to know with every fiber of their being that You love them and that You are ALL that they need. Show them that it does not matter what anyone else says about them — it only matters what You say about them. You loved them before they ever existed and You will always love them forever.