I wish it weren’t true, but I can be a lecturer. I can nitpick. I can see all the things that need to be “fixed” in my kids. I can worry about the bad decisions they “could” make. I can take the smallest misdeed and magnify it.
But who wants a mom like that? Does anyone do anything but wither under a watchful eye?
In every situation we have the choice to beat down the weaknesses we see in our kids or we can faithfully call out their God given strengths.
I want to be a mom who constantly sees and calls out the good things in my kids. I want to see in them what they might not yet see in themselves. I want to model looking for and calling out the good in others.
Even in moments of discipline, I want to remind them of who they are, who God made them to be and that their misbehavior is never indicative of who they truly are. [Read more...]