When You're Not One of the Incredibles

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There is a powerful line in The Incredibles where Dash points out that if everyone is special then no one is. The implication, of course, being that some are better at certain things than others. That's the whole point of the body of Christ, right? We use our gifts and strengths in the service of others... much like the Incredible family.

But what happens in those moments when you realize you aren't really all that talented? What about those times you feel like a failure? What are you to think when you really don't measure up; you aren't an Incredible?

Not Incredible

Kiera could tell you. She learned that lesson reading a book. And I am so glad her mom took the time to share the message with me. Because, for some reason, I too often forget. Seriously, you should read this post.

Please also remember that despite the occasional feelings of inadequacy we all face, homeschooling also gives our children confidence in their beauty/awesomeness.

Have you been feeling not very Incredible lately? I have. I need these beautiful reminders.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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  1. We watched The Incredibles on Sunday - many times I feel like the mother in that movie - stretched to the limit, wishing I had her power to snap back into my former self.

    And I remember, "We can only do the best we can with what we have."

    Thanks for the reminder -

  2. so cool to see how an experience in one family can overflow into another's and have an equally significant impact :) glad we could be a part of that :)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing, Taryn. As you can tell, your post made a big impact on me <smile>.

    Thank you, Michelle!