The Best Godly Spirit
There will always be pressing matters. There will always be things that your children will be advocates of to get you. “Please, Mom, sign me up. Please, Dad, I want to do this.” There is always going to be that pull and that tug. But it’s up to us to discern what should be eliminated and what should be chosen. We have to say no to some good things in order to say yes to the best things and so that we truly fulfill those priorities that God has set. Lisa, I’ve heard you say what you do is try to line up and try to think of all this stuff against the backdrop of D6, Deuteronomy 6.
You know what? This is something that has happened in the past couple of years. Our children will say, “But Mom, so and so invited me over to their house. And you said I might be able to go.” Or, “You never let me go!” Or, “That’s not fair!” I have to take everything that’s, I hate to say thrown at me, but sometimes it feels like they are throwing things at me. I take all these possibilities for activity and say, “Wait a minute, okay, this is what we need to do.” If I am too activity driven, I am going to become frazzled. I’m going to become frustrated. I’m going to become anything but a spokesperson for the Lord, and sharing with the children about loving and trusting Him. They are not going to necessarily see the best Godly spirit in me when I am just at the end of my rope. That’s usually what happens when we are too heavy on activities.