Being a parent is terrifying! It is. It really is just scary! If you are a new parent or about to be a parent please keep readying so that you aren’t completely disheartened at the thought of the title. I should quickly say as terrifying and challenging as it can be it is absolutely the most rewarding and wonderful thing on the planet.
Kids are hard. They relay on you for everything. You have to physically do most things for them like feed them, dress them, tie their shoes, carry them when they are too tired. Not only physically do they relay on you but emotionally too. That’s the real exhausting part. I could carry a baby on my hip all day but start in with the psychological stuff and I can get real worn out real quick. The thought of being emotionally responsible for someone is really more than I can wrap my head around sometimes. It’s hard enough being emotionally responsible for myself. The things I do and says or don’t do or don’t say shape who my children are! My ideas, thoughts, and reactions all have a huge impact on who my children will grow up to be!
Are you ready for some encouraging words? Me too. I am in no way a child raising expert. I mess up a lot and try my best to learn from my parental mistakes. I do however take pride in the idea that my children(and your children) can and should be held to a higher standard than everyone else. Yes of course all of Gods children are created equally and he cherishes us all the same. But we are choosing to take the tough road. the road fewer and fewer are willing to travel down because it can be more challenging at times. The road of raising Godly Men and Women. Shielding them from this morel-less world and teaching them that they are not to be held accountable by its standards but by Gods. The wonderful part of it all is to know that it is without a doubt, undeniably the right thing to do. God will honor that. Honor you and your family for trusting and following him. Give your children to him and I promise you will have fewer sleepless nights worrying about their future.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.