So lately, I have been dealing with some behavioral issues. I did well for a while, but I’m just having a rough time. I don’t contribute it ALL to Autism, but I have issues with wanting to be accepted and sometimes it comes out as behavior problems.
I have really been struggling lately, but I know that with God’s help, everything will be fine. I just want to be accepted! The problem is, the more I try, the worse my behavior is and the more I drive people away.
This has caused me so much heartache and I hate it when I do it! I need to remember that God loves me so much and in His eyes I am loved, forgiven, worthy, justified, redeemed, a king’s kid, blessed, and the apple of His eye. I am enough! It doesn’t matter what other people say or think!
Remember, God loves you and so do I!
Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.