Generation Cedar

Have I ever said parenting is hard work?

I know you have days that you cry, feel like throwing up your hands and giving up.

I know that because I have those days.  Some probably think of me as a seasoned parent, what with 8 children and all.  And I do like to think I’ve at least learned a thing or two.

But don’t think for a minute that I’ve got it all figured out.  Because even if I thought I did, I feel sure God would throw me a curve ball tomorrow to make sure I banished the thought….

After all, when I get it figured out, I won’t need Him anymore.  That’s the whole point.  Don’t forget that it’s not our job to “get it figured out”.

It’s our job to persevere, trust, pray, sacrifice, disciple, allow God to mold us along the way, nurture, encourage, pray again, cry, laugh, hug, ask forgiveness, and do it all again tomorrow.

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10 Responses

  1. Good thoughts Kelly.

    Trusting, grateful obedience is all God commanded of Adam. He’s said from the beginning: “Being God is too hard for you humans. I’ll handle the difficult things.”

    We’re the ones who decided we wanted to stagger along with the weight of running the world on our backs. But Jesus has graciously offered to lift that load so we can concentrate on simple trust and obedience.

  2. “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God…” (2 Corinthians 3:5)

    Thank you for the reminder!

  3. It’s a good thing, because my poor children would be in a mess and so would I.

    I am so thankful to have God’s Word as my guide.

  4. “It’s our job to… allow God to mold us along the way…” I must remind myself of this daily. Thank you for doing just that for me today 🙂

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