Purpose for my kids
Becoming a parent was one of the most daunting things that I have ever experienced in my life! Would I be the right person to help figure out the purpose for my kids; and each uniquely? I was so afraid that I would hurt them and end up wrecking their lives completely, how would I avoid that and would they survive being parented by someone like me, a severely fallen, fiery, broken human being?
Purpose for each individual
We all know that each individuals purpose is so completely unique but what I have recently discovered is that we tap into it in the same way.
Our very ingenious Creator, God Almighty, has given us each an identity that can most beneficially be discovered when we draw near to Him. Spending quiet, alone, reflective time with Him and He develops us so preciously!
Protecting our purpose
How do we teach our children to do this, I am still trying to figure this out. If you have any fantastic plans in this regard, I would love to hear them.
We have daily devotionals where we discuss what we read in the bible or a relevant book for the day or season we are in. Then we pray… nothing spectacular. The one thing we rely on completely is our comforter, our helper, our very present help in time of need, the Holy Spirit, to lead us into praying for our children and leading us in guiding them daily. The other very amazing gift we have today which wasn’t always available are the books people are writing. These authors are making their personal experiential knowledge freely available for us to tap into (how awesome!). People who have had generations of parents, grandparents and mentors praying for them who make this invaluable knowledge available, such as Mark Batterson, in his must read, Praying Circles around your Children, have had a tremendous impact on the way I see parenting.
It’s out of my hands
It’s not even slightly up to me. It completely rests on the plans and purposes God has set out for them and my responsibility to pray for them. But the Holy Spirit does the work; there in lies my security. I can trust God to work out His plans while I obey His manuscript on how to teach and lead by example.
Let’s keep praying; the only way to stand in this world is keep kneeling.
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