This Month’s Parenting Class: You Can Do It!
Isn’t it fun to think about the fact that God allowed you to be the parent of your child?
I mean think about it, God doesn’t make mistakes, so when he was deciding who would care for your child, He chose you.
Wow, that’s a heavy thought isn’t it?
But do you know what else it is? It’s a freeing truth.
You see there are a lot of people who will have opinions about your parenting styles and your parenting decisions.
Whether it’s your mother in law, your minister, your neighbor, or even Dr. Phil. There is no shortage of folks trying to tell you what’s best for your child.
And I’m going to suggest to you that you listen and receive wisdom from those that you trust, but I’m also going to ask you to trust what God tells you the most.
There’s no doubt that you’re not going to get it all perfect in your parenting, but don’t ever forget that the God who is perfect has chosen you for this position.
That means that the whisper of His voice in your heart should ring much louder than the voice of any expert, family member, or teacher.
It’s kind of tempting to outsource our parenting responsibility, and to just do what other people are telling you to do. And sometimes God uses really wise people to show us how to parent our child.
But there will come a moment on your parenting journey where you believe in your heart that God is leading you to make a parenting decision that others might disagree with.
In that moment you’ve got to trust God’s parenting assignment. He chose you, and all you have to do is follow His leadership. He’ll take care of the rest.
You’ve logged more hours on this earth with your child than any other human being. When you look in their eyes you see so much more than the average person does. You know your child better than anyone. So who is more qualified to make a parenting decision than you? The answer to that is easy. No one.
One of my favorite words in the English language is “Encouragement”. It’s because the word kind of defines itself… to put “Courage in”.
My goal today is to encourage you and “put courage into you” to trust God. He chose you as your child’s parent, and that means that no one on this earth knows the heart of your child better than you.
Don’t ever forget that.