THE JOSHUA FACTOR PART 3
I mean Josh has Down’s and is MMR, so how could he possibly understand what was going on inside of me and help me get better? Well, let me tell you almost from the beginning, Josh’s life began to speak to me and as time went on he began to show me this way of living, I would have otherwise probably never knew existed The “Joshua Factor” isn’t so much about the fact that my son has Down’s as much as it is about how far he has been able to live beyond his disability thus, inspiring others to rise above their own limitations allowing brokenness and blessings to coexist simultaneously (I often say this type of Love goes above and beyond loving others the way you want to be loved and instead loves them the way they need to be loved.)
Think about it with me and you’ll see it too. It is as if God is making beauty grow out of great brokenness. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have personally watched my son Josh practice these loving actions in just the right amount at the picture perfect time and the outcome is always the same. Someone like me is empowered to live beyond their own brokenness and challenging life issues, discovering that within the brokenness of our lives lives the seeds of blessing and benefit. I don’t know exactly when, but somewhere along the way, I began to plant my own seeds of brokenness and today, by God’s amazing Grace, I serve others in a growing counseling ministry. I stand amazed at the people that God sends us and how many of them I can look at and honestly say,”I can relate to how you feel inside because I was clinically depressed for a vast majority of my life and didn’t realize it, but I met someone who has taught me a way to get better!” So, I have been asked what is it? How did you get better, please tell me so I can feel better too! So, I say it is the “Joshua Factor!”
Again, as you follow these blogs, it is my prayer that you may come to have your own Joshua Factor experience and that no matter what you may be facing, you will realize that God is able to send someone who can understand and help you get better thus, empowering you to also live beyond your own brokenness and challenging life issues.