I am guessing you’ve stopped by because like me, you struggle with being a meddler. Maybe you’re tempted to check your child’s Twitter or Facebook several times a day – or several times an hour – just to see “what they are up to”. (Ok…I’m working on that!) And maybe like me, you simply take it too far at times!
Maybe I simply need to unfollow my kids on all their social media, but as I was discussing this issue this past weekend with my sister Janet she reminded, “Ignorance is not bliss.” I completely agree.
So, as moms, wives, sisters, aunts, grandmas, employees, employers – in all our roles – where do we find the balance between being in the know and being over the top?
Jesus is challenging me ask Him.
We have to ask Him because each and every situation is different and He holds the answer.
When I want to ask my child to take down that picture from social media – ask Him.
When I want to confront a friend with a rumor I heard – ask Him.
When I want to tell my husband to have a conversation with our child – ask Him.
Before I do anything that involves others, I need:
ask for prayers to pray before I ask for words to say.
For those of us who are perpetual meddlers, this might mean going from being a “talks too much” to “doesn’t talk at all” for just a bit! Go through a time of retraining our brain to stop and pray before we speak. I might have to leave the room, shut my Facebook and Twitter, step away from my cell phone – a physical step so I can obey God and become the woman He wants me to become.