There are many wonderful blessings to be thankful for. When I find myself wanting to kick myself for forgetting an appointment or arriving late to a gig, I stop and thank the Lord for the blessings I have before me. There are many instances that God has used me through my issues. Being late caused a colleague to have to go on a T.V. show solo. In the end his show drastically improved because he had the confidence to lead the show no matter who the guest was and whether or not they showed up. Of course that is God using a negative aspect of AD/HD. He uses the positive everyday. We with AD/HD know how creative a mind that God has given us. On a routine basis I think of out of the box ways to evangelize. I also am prone to getting hyper-focused and when that concentration is on doing something in the name of the Lord, it is always great. Thank you Lord Jesus my God for gifting me with a wonderful and quirky way of being.
In Philippians 1:13-14 Paul reminds us that even in our times of suffering we can be and should be grateful to our Lord. He was imprisoned in a jail that would make any of today’s jails look like a country club. While there he thanks the Lord and is rejoicing that his imprisonment is causing a surge in preaching of the gospel fearlessly. I bring this up as a topic here because sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of AD/HD. This is a type of prison and if not caught early can lead to long spiritual imprisonment. There is strength in remembering that God has a plan and that with faith I can trust in God in all things. He was there when I found my coach. He was there when I started my meds. and he is here now helping me to coach those that are ready to deal with AD/HD.