Proverbs 20:21 "An inheritance gained hastily will not be blessed in the end."
Slow down, enjoy where you are on the way to where our Father is taking you. Today Hannah and I were both reminded that it is best to slow down, absorb the teaching, in which is preparing us for our blessed future.
PART II dtd 3/29/10
Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
It is not even noon and I feel like pulling my hair out. I believe God is showing me some things today. One of those lessons is to show my children how to be patient without destroying their self worth. I came across a piece of paper in Hannah's room that she journaled her feelings on. As it broke my heart to hear what she wrote, I believe I needed to hear it. I felt sadness for how I made her feel and which made me feel like a failure as a mother.
I tell her she is beautifully made in Gods image, yet in another statement I tell her she is hasty. Hello!!! So today I apologized to Hannah and we decided that in the future instead of me telling her how I perceive she is acting, I would ask her how she perceives she is doing. Are you glorifying God with your actions or are you glorifying your flesh? Do you feel you were patient in completing that task or were you being hasty? I will let her examine her own actions and decide how she can glorify God. If it something that as a parent I know needs to be addressed and she didn't choose to self correct then we will together resolve the situation.
I want Hannah to know without a doubt that she is all that Psalm 139:14 says. My job is to build up my children and train them in the way of the Lord, not the opposite. Lord, help me to love my children the way you want me to and teach me how to show it in a way that they can understand.