Coming into this new way of life, during this epidemic, I thought to myself
“I will have a schedule!”
“I will put my kids in line!”
“They will work hard, and not slack!“
“I will get things done!“
and you can add xyz here
Instead God taught ME to stay in line, BE on schedule, and WORK my butt off. The same measure I was giving to myself, and my obligations, was given to me.
Matthew 7:2 says
“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.“
Rule of thumb here!
What we expect others to do, we must first do it ourselves. If we expect our schedule to work out, then we must work hard at it, and set it in place. If we want our children to behave, then we must show them by example, how to behave. Work hard, focus on what you are doing, your children, and everything else will fall into it’s place. Get things done, then work hard to attain other goals that you have set for yourself to accomplish.
Listen parents whatever rules or obligations we put on your children, we better line up FIRST, because God will teach us, and humble us, in those areas. This is where our fruits are shown, and character is tested.
” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
Are we kind, loving, patient, gentle, faithful, forgiving? Do we use self control? The same measure we give others, we must measure ourselves first! The obligations we put on others, do we do ourselves?
Everyday I would listen to his voice, not my own plans, and imaginations because I have MANY, and my understanding fails me. 📝
As a result
My house is clean 🏡
Dinner is made🍴
Husband is happy 😇
Children are fed bathed, and well taken care of 👭
School assignments are completed 🎧
Ministry is under control ☎️
Podcast segments are recorded🎙
STILL working for the Lord 😇
On schedule ⚔
Kids are reading their bible 📖
We worship 👑 we praise 😄 we honor God 🤩 fulfill all the obligations, and at the end of the day.
and God IS STILL IN CONTROL! 🖐🏻😎💥
Yes I am a little tired at the end of the day, but God must have a plan if he allowed us to go through this TIME that is both confusing, and burdensome to say the least, for ALL of us.
💥 The tide us turning Parents! Let us be examples to our little ones, sit down and give them attention, read with them, cook for them, clean the house, assign them, and pray with them. 💥 Teach them values, importance, character, train them in the way of the Lord 💜
Though the enemy meant to destroy us, we will RISE above and walk out VICTORIOUS !!