Wednesday

How much am I willing to give?

 

There are days that I wonder if I am on the right path. There are days where Jeremiah 29:11 is a constant in my heart and head…

 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 

I can say there were times when it was a struggle to remember this. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make plans or care for our future. It does mean we should be flexible.

However, the other day, I couldn’t even remember this one verse I was angry. I hate being angry as it can cause me to be hurtful towards people. Even though I may not mean it.

Dav making planes

My boys aren’t always angels, but they are good boys. They listen, learn and even do wrong.

 They aren’t perfect

We set rules and boundaries and when broken, there are consequences. So why does it hurt when they break those rules?

I have to remind myself every single day to not blame my boys. not to use words like.. why can’t you be good? Why can’t you listen? It isn’t that they can’t. They have just chosen not to be good.. listen or whatever else they may have chosen not to do.

I have to remember they are children.

In this same way we as adults are children.

God has given us the way to live and they things we should do. We don’t always listen. We choose a different path than what he wants us for us. Why then are so many of us quick to yell or be upset with our children, when we as adults do the same to God?

Obey and our path will be lighter….. Maybe. I do know with God it is easier to overcome.

It doesn’t say easier or not full of trouble.

Yea though I walk THROUGH the valley…Psalm 23

What it does say is that even though we have our valleys {trouble} God is always with us. He will walk it out with us. Should we choose the opposite path, He will still be there, we just have more complications to deal with.

We each choose our path.

To follow God’s or to follow Man’s. {tweet me}

I can’t always be with my boys. But I do hope that what I am teaching them,modeling to them and learning with them is pleasing to God and his path for us.

 

How can I expect more from my boys when I’m not willing to give more to God?

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4 comments:

  1. Yes! "I have to remember they are children" is such a good point! I think sometimes we spend so much time around our kids that we forget they are still children and still learning how to make the right decisions! :)

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  2. Yes it is harder when we are home with them 24/7. I have raised my boys to be independent and dependent so when they act like children, I have to remind myself they aren't quite adults and still need to have the training from us.

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  3. Very good reminder! Thanks =)

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