What am I supposed to do with this?

The first time I threw a little boy in the Philippines a Frisbee he turned it over in his hands and said to our host, "What am I supposed to do with this plate?" - He was a Frisbee master by the end of the day...

A little boy in our VisionTrust Guatemala program was given a ruler the first time he went to school. He asked, "What is this thing and what am I supposed to do with it?" - He is now in second grade, uses a ruler on all of his drawings, and wants to go to college to become an architect...  

A little girl in our Brazil program had suffered every possible abuse by the age of one when police found her parents trying to sell her for less than $300 to buy drugs. She joined our Learning Center when she was two and I can only imagine that upon seeing the toys she thought, "What am I supposed to do with these?" - She is now a well adjusted kindergartner whose favorite activity is playing dolls.

I've been learning two things from hearing stories like these.

One: I take so many simple things for granted each and every day.

Two: I've been given a lot of new things in my life lately and maybe the best thing I can do is say, "God, what am I supposed to do with this?"

Who knows how He'll use it.
Irve, one of our little boys from the Philippines. I just couldn't resist this picture with this title :)