good grief just let go!
As a parent we do our best to raise our children to be good, productive, citizens. I know for us we have raised our children in church, teaching them the Word of God, and living a christian life to the best of our ability. We have loved them, prayed over them, taught them right from wrong, allowed them to voice their own opinions, and listened as they agreed or even disagreed with us. I have always said that I would teach them about the Lord and when they were old enough I wanted them to read and study the Bible so that they believed because, they believed for themselves not because we told them to.
Our children are 21, 17, & 15 now. They still believe. We still have a voice in their lives. But they are now at the age that they have to be able to make some decisions on their own. Right or wrong.
I use to think the hardest part of being a parent was when they were little. What to teach them, how to respond to each of them in a way they could understand and receive. Oh but let me tell you, now that they are teens/adults, oh my goodness. NOW! I worry about them making the right decisions in their every day lives. Will they resist temptation? What will they give in to or what will they stand against? Will they stand against anything? Do they have enough boldness to say no to the drugs, the drinking, the sex? Oh good Lord, the sex! Please let them have enough self control to wait for marriage.
Here is where the saying, “Let go and let God” comes into being. It’s hard letting go. Every time our 17 year old leaves the house I have to just pray for his safety and give him to God. No worries! There is nothing I can do for him but allow God to watch over him and hope he recognizes that still small voice when He speaks.
Oh motherhood, we do our best. Will our best be good enough?
How about you? Do you have children? What are your concerns? Would you like for me to agree in prayer for you and your family? Please leave a comment or send an email.
Train up a child in the way he should go……