Hey guys! Long time no see!
I have been going through some stuff mentally and spiritually, and now I am back!
I want to talk to you guys about approval. It is something, as an Aspie, I have struggled with in the past. I was so obsessed with peoples’ approval of me that I would work so hard and push people away. My parents’ approval was the most important thing to me, and it still is, but it is in a more healthy way. Where before their thoughts were my thoughts and vice versa, I am now learning to think independently.
I’m learning that it is okay for my parents and I to disagree on stuff. This revelation comes from spiritual growth and prayer. It has taken four years to see that now. The only approval I need now is God’s.
So if you are struggling with approval, just know that God’s approval is all you need today!
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.