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Question: Is your child fearfully and wonderfully made by God? If your answer is yes, then why do we spend so much time making them into what we want them to be instead of making them into who God created them to be?
Most of us have a mold we want our kids to fit in. We want them to be smart, organized, hard-working, athletic/talented, obedient, etc. Pick the adjectives that fit your mold.
What if that mold doesn’t fit how God created them? Are you willing to break your mold to help them be all that God wants them to be?
How can breaking the mold look in your family?
Maybe you don’t impose your organization standards on your artistic child but work with them to develop their own organization style which may not be at your standards.
Maybe you buy some Lego sets for that child who loves mechanical things and let them build by themselves for hours even though you really want him to play baseball.
Maybe you don’t have the same expectations for one child that has a more difficult time with school.
Do we think we know better than God what is best for our child? Are we pursuing our own agenda or are we partnering with God to decide what is best for our kids?
Take a look at the uniqueness of your child. Find out about their hopes and dreams. Ask the Lord to give you a vision for their lives. Let go of your agenda and see where God is at work in the life and heart of your child.
And watch your child come alive as you partner with them and God to bring out their best.