Wanting the Best for our Kids
What we want for our kids’ futures reveals a lot about what we truly value and trust. Do we push them to be great in sports and other extra-curricular activities, to excel in academics, to get a respectable degree and to strive after a “good” job, to marry into security, etc….Do we invest in steering them towards those things MORE than we invest in steering them to love God and others selflessly and sacrificially. Do we want them to surrender their lives, to choose to be a servant of all, to be generous people who put the needs of others before their own, to seek and make God’s plans their own—no matter how hard those plan are? When we plan out our kids’ futures in our minds (or at least have fun hoping in their futures) is God and His will always at the center? If not, that should cause us to reflect and wrestle with why that is.