Yesterday, I talked about finding freedom in knowing that you are made to be exactly the way God planned for you to be. You and I were made to be an important part of the body of Christ. We have that freedom to be who we are, but still need to strive to be more like Jesus. And that may mean finding a way to have order in your home.
I know that order in all homes is attainable because God put Proverbs 31:10-31 in the Bible. Everything he asks us to do or be in His word is attainable with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, when we desire to follow Him. All we need to do is ask.
Right now I am asking God for a better way to form discipline in my children’s lives. I know that it is in His will for their lives, I know that I am the right person to teach it. So, I know that in His own way and in His own time He will teach me.
I encourage you to take a look at the frustrations in your life, whether they be with your home, your children or your spouse. Try to pinpoint the issue. For me I was noticing selfishness in my children, which has lead to some disrespect issues. That is why I have been calling on the Lord for His guidance.
Once you have pinpointed the issue, ask the Lord for His guidance and wisdom on how to handle the issues you struggle with.
There are two things I want to point out about this process. In order to really get a grasp of what your frustrations are stemming from, you need to be quiet. You will need a time and place with no distractions, and have your Bible in your lap, ready to seek the Lord’s wisdom.
The next thing you notice is that in my seeking wisdom in raising my children I did not race to the book store for the latest child rearing book. If we are seeking an answer, God will place it right in our laps. We will hear it on the radio, hear it from a friend, without prompting or in some other way.
Luke 12:29 says “and do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek His kingdom and these things will be given to you as well”.
As children when we had a problem, we didn’t research the answer, but we asked our parents what to do. Our heavenly Father wants the same from us as His children. Go running to your Father with all of your worries and concerns.
He is waiting to help you.
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