postheadericon The Worst Advice Anyone Gave Me

The Blog Dare writing prompt for today was “The Worst Advice my mother/a mother gave me.”  I can’t say that my mother has ever given me bad advice.  At least one isn’t coming to me at the moment.

Here are some of the things that I have heard since my layoff from my job in September 2011:   “get a job that you like doing”, “think outside of the box”, “take a break”.   Those are all easier said than done and not my favorites.

But the one thing I’ve always hated someone, ANYONE telling me is that “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.”

Is that really advice?  Is that a platitude?  I don’t know.  I have struggled for 8 long years as a single parent of a child with a rare genetic disorder and I’ve had to deal with surgeries, eating issues, digestional issues, therapies, specialists, and the list just goes on.  It was no picnic, it wasn’t sheer joy, but it has had some rewards.

God tests us on a daily basis and he WILL give you more and more.  You either pass or you fail.  I have failed more than once, but I keep plugging along.

This is definitely a subject I have mixed feelings on at times.  Some days I resent what I have had to watch my child go through.  Most of the time, I am thankful she is a resilient, happy child and that we are in smoother waters now.

I’m not an advice giver, I’m a listener for my friends.  But I will give you this piece of advice, don’t ever tell someone that God doesn’t give them more than they can handle.  It really doesn’t make you feel any better.


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