Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Best of the Best

On Saturday morning Elisha was called by a friend who happened to be speaking in children's church on Sunday to see if he wanted to be a part of the skit she was doing. It was supposed to a game show called The Best of the Best

When we first received the message he didn't really respond he just said he'd think about it and walked off. She said she wasn't going to be home and asked for us to call her back later. Well, later came and he still hadn't made a decision. Then I found that she had e-mailed me a copy of the skit. Elisha had 5 lines in it, nothing to hard, I knew he could do it.

Problem was he wasn't so sure. He told me no, he couldn't he was scared. We wanted the decision to be up to him, but neither Yohn nor I wanted him saying no because of fear. I was always allowed to make those choices too as a kid, but I always let fear rule and I know what it has done to me as an adult, I don't want the same for our boy.

So we talked to him about the things he was capable of and that we knew he could do it. We also told him that we knew God was going to do mighty things through him in the future, but he couldn't let fear stand in his way. At the very least, he needed to pray before making his decision. Then when he called Kimberly back (yes, he had to call and tell her yes or no) that we would stand behind his decision. (and no she's not giving him bunny ears, she was asking the audience if they thought #3 was the best)

He went to his room and came back about 6 or 7 minutes later. He gave me a big hug and then said, "Mom, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I gonna call Ms. Kimberly and tell her yes." (the judges are making their decision in this pic)

We were both so proud of him and he was really excited about doing it once he got to this point. He memorized his lines, and even though he is holding the paper with his lines on it, he only took it with him because the older boys didn't have theirs memorized and conviced him he needed it. He told us on Sunday afternoon that he prayed again that morning and wasn't even really nervous and he was gonna let Ms. Kimberly know he would do another skit if she wanted him to.

And that's how my boy became the Best of the Best!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story--I love how you chose to handle things--and I'm glad they worked out!

christy rose said...

How fun!! Love the story leading to the skit too! It is so neat watching our children step into the destiny that God has in store for them! Each step along the way is just as important as the next! And just as fun as we trust the Lord to make it happen!!

Anonymous said...

Speaking in front of an audience or "stage fright" is a very real fear to many people. Elisha got over a tough hurdle :-)

Have a great weekend :-)