I am a passionate parent, I enjoy the role, however I feel terrified as a parent about the responsibility that has been given to me as I look at the little faces I am raising.
Thank goodness there is a God who loves my children even more then I do, which is completely hard to even imagine but at the same time so reassuring!
I ran across a convicting, sobering and encouraging quote, “The battle for your children’s character will be won on your watch.” WOW, that is an intense statement and yet I can see truth in it.
As I think back to experiences already as a mom there has been so many training opportunities and conversation already, from learning about including everyone to finding opportunity to help those in need, to showing respectful leadership and more (and my oldest just turned 4!) I will say it again WOW! This role of parent has some amazing and yet terrifying opportunities.
The battle is worth it, the battle for character grown and development is at hand. It is time to put our armor on, pray for wisdom and listen to the Holy Spirit as he guides us.
A healthy dose of fear can create attentiveness and show the realness of our role at hand.
Dear Lord, prepare us for how to battle for the character of our children, allow Your wisdom to guide and direct our parenting. The opportunities and conversations are always there, Lord please give me the words to speech and the eyes to see those opportunities all around me to help develop my children’s characters.
We are born sinful in nature and in need of refining. So it should be no surprise that our children need refining and guidance as they navigate this world and develop their character.