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How will they learn?

April 9, 2011

I wonder, how will my kids learn to do hard things?

 Not just the BIG decisions that will  have to be made throughout their lives, but the nitty gritty, everyday things that they just won’t want to do?

They will learn by example.  My example and my husband’s example.

they will learn how to do those things they don’t want to do by seeing their mommy faithfully serving in the home, even when she doesn’t feel like it.

they will learn how to respond respectfully to others by watching and hearing the way mommy responds to Daddy and to them, even when she’s angry.

they will learn how to resolve conflict with each other by hearing mommy walk them through those conflicts, over and over again, even when she’s done it a thousand times.

they will learn how to faithfully and completely do their chores by mom following up with them and requiring them to do what’s expected, even when they don’t feel like it.

there are days when this mommy is tired and feels as though everything she does is for nothing. 

there are days when this mommy feels like the “bad guy” all day long, because her children are determined to do things their way, even if it’s wrong.

 and it’s in those times when this mommy is so tempted to just give in, because she doesn’t want the battle….again.

However, no mommy would even consider giving in to that toddler who wants to run out into the path of an oncoming car, right? 

 why? 

 because that mommy knows the risk and she knows that it’s her responsibility to train and protect that child from danger….even if she feels like the “bad guy”.

even on the worst of days, when it seems like battles never end, the house is never clean, and dinner is late, again, He is faithful.

and his Word promises that he will never give us more than we can handle. 

his Word says that “all you who are weak and heavy laden, come to me, and i will give you rest.”

Can i encourage you to take some time this weekend to just rest in the promises of the One Who came so that you might know life more abundantly……

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