When all our child training is over, we will all have what we were willing to settle for. ~ Denny Kenaston in The Pursuit of Godly Seed
As I read these words, I started to ponder the expectations I have for our children and the following questions came to mind.
- Am I settling for incomplete obedience?
- Am I settling for a negative attitude when my children are asked to do something they don’t want to do?
- Am I settling for a lesser performance in academics or other skills when I know they can do better?
- Am I settling for doing things for them instead of teaching them to accomplish those things themselves?
- Am I settling for a lukewarm spiritual atmosphere in our home or am I challenging myself and our children to grow spiritually?
The years in which we have to train our children go by so quickly. I want to shower them with love and acceptance while holding them to standards which will shape them into the adults that God would have them to be. May I not settle for less than their – or my – best!