Do you ever find yourself talking to others about your problems. Hoping somehow they will have the solution… sometimes just needing to be heard… sometimes really wanting them to solve it. I find myself doing this and waiting for an answer, yet at the same time I know that others can NOT provide the answer. Their lives are different than mine. In this I do sometimes gain some better perception and it is often helpful, but wouldn’t it be so much wiser if I just took it to God!?
And it got me thinking… I was thinking that the problem lies in that I was not taught to bring it to God!! Not so astounding really… I mean, we tend to do things the way we have learned to and the old saying that “bad habits are hard to break is true”. It takes careful TRAINING to change our ways!! TRAINING!!!
And that got me thinking… How important it is to provide proper TRAINING of our little ones. I am soooo failing in this area. And my focus has been soooo wrong! I have started the character training techniques, but I push them aside for the academics or even other Bible studies. I still think I am putting God first because it all Biblically based, but the reality is I may need take my focus off the curriculum and pick up our Bibles (along with a character study for guidance). The attitudes in our home are so far off right now (maybe not by the world‘s standards, but by mine). Chaos and confusion abound. Inconsistency. Lack of self-control. Lack of patience and kindness. The focus has been off! Home SCHOOLING has been the focus. Home SCHEDULING has been the focus! It has been a juggling act and I don’t want an “act”. I want to prepare my children for their lives. I want their character to guide them… and in the end if they are dumb as a rock I know that they will have good Christian character! And you know what, if we get it right they won’t be dumb as a rock because they will learn character qualities that will guide them to desire and achieve knowledge and wisdom, such as, perseverance, diligence, responsibility, thoroughness, etc..
So, once again I am changing my attitude…. Setting on a bit of different course… breaking away from what “I” have in plan for us. I don’t want to be guided by our schedule, our curriculum choice, or anything else BUT GOD !!!