On Monday, I shared the first little nuggets of wisdom that I gleaned from Julie Ann Barnhill’s book She’s
Gonna Blow!: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger. Today is the fourth in this week-long series providing you with practical tips to use in your own life.
our story, I often hear them say, “God gave you these children because He knew that they
needed what you can provide for them.” While it is a sweet compliment, it
isn’t really the truth.
shares the other side of the equation. “God gave [me my children]
to make [me] more like Jesus.”
a little more humbling. It shows me just how much work God has to do
in me! And obviously by the behavior of my children, a whole lot!
love and train my little challenges, I see God working on my heart.
He is teaching me love and grace. Patience. Self-control. Mercy.
He is softening my heart.
In reality, all that I can
provide them is what God has provided for me. Which means, I am not providing anything for them. It is God who is training me and then through me He is training my children.
See how God is in the center of it all?
So when I get frustrated…angry with the issues that we are dealing with it helps to gain perspective that God’s not finished with me yet.
Join us tomorrow for the final segment in this series.