Have you ever had one of those times where you question whether you’re a good parent? Where you wonder just how effective you really are? Well, welcome to my week. I love my kids and I know they love me but for some reason the past week has been a struggle.
With that in mind I turned to my Bible looking for a little guidance. That’s when I came across Proverbs 22:6 (MSG).
Point your kids in the right direction – when they’re old they won’t be lost.
That was the reassurance I needed. I have been pointing them in the right direction. If I hadn’t I wouldn’t be getting the push back lately. It also reinforced what I believe my priorities for parenting should be; parent first, friend second, everything else can follow.
After some prayer and reflection I see that having weeks like this are probably beneficial. Questioning the job I’m doing as a parent from time to time is a good thing. It means I care and want to be better… and anytime you care about something and work to be better at it you are already a long way down the path to success.