If you’ve stopped by today from Encouragement for Today with Proverbs 31 Ministries, welcome! My passion is partnering with women so that we can become wiser and raise wiser daughters. I hope it is your’s too!
As a mom, I have been known to do an unwise thing or two now and then. It goes like this:
“Do as I say; not as I do”.
As moms who love Jesus, we want our children to be Christ followers. We have hopes for their future; hope that might include:
* saving themselves for marriage
* they’ll be kind; looking out for the excluded child
* they’ll choose not to put others down or gossip about others.
Yet, sometimes, we don’t hold ourselves to the same standard.
The dating standards are different for ourselves. I’ve already been married; it’s not like I’m still a virgin.
We are uncomfortable talking with those who are different than us. What would I say? It’s out of my comfort zone?
We’re quick to share the dirty details with our spouse of what’s going on at work. I just need someone to vent to!
I write these things not to point a finger, but to call ourselves to live up to the same standard we want to instill in our kids. I’ve struggled with expecting so much out of my girls, only to fall short myself.
Jesus promised us:
Isaiah 53:3-5, “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (NIV)
What is that area in your life that you need to held accountable?
Is there any area in your life you are flirting with something dangerous to yourself? Your family?
Confess this to Jesus. Tell Him you want to fall into His accepting arms and help you walk away from this danger. He is just waiting for you to ask! He died to give you his help!