Once we (people with Autism Spectrum disorders) believe something, it is very hard for us to change our mind, no matter the information put in front of us. So if we believe what is right, we won’t be easily swayed from it.
The things that are important to us are always on our minds. We are driven to focus on those things and are not easily distracted by what we consider to be trivial. So if the things of God become important to us, everyone around us will know.
We have heightened senses and are not easily able to block out the input that we receive. So if God is talking to us, we have a hard time not listening.
We are very literal. So if the Bible commands that we do something, we are not at rest until we are at least trying to fulfill that command.
We have an excellent memory. So we are good at knowing what to pray for by recalling what God has said and what others have shared with us.
As with all strengths, when not used for God, these very strengths are also our greatest weaknesses. So, quite frankly, the only thing I have found to consistently work when parenting my son, and encouraging myself, is prayer for God’s strength.
I pray for strength and courage for all of you to follow God today – loving the unlovable, caring for those who would be orphans if it weren’t for you, and may He provide joy in places where there couldn’t be without His miraculous power.