As parents we owe it to our children to make good choices. The choices we make always affect our children, and the quality of our children’s lives fall directly into the lap of the parents.
Sometimes our decisions can make a lot of sense to us, but we need to be reminded that it can have a devastating impact on our children.
When we make decisions as adults, we must always ask ourselves, ‘Will my choice harm or hurt my children?’ Many times selfishness blocks a honest response.
Our world teaches us to think only of ourselves because those little ones will one day grow up and forget about us. Well, that’s definitely fake news. The Bible says that one day we will be judged by God.
You know that phrase that says, ‘Only God can judge me’ …well surely one day He will judge us all by the decisions we made and how it affected our little ones.
As parents, little eyes are always watching us. We’ve got to be careful what we say and do… because we are influencing the next generation.
Rick Warren once said,
‘Mature people limit their freedom for the benefit of others’.
I like this quote very much. It’s deep. You will always know the difference between mature parents and self-centered parents.
Limiting your freedom for the benefit of your little ones is maturity at the best.
Jumping into relationships is easy, anyone can do it….but it’s the fallout that affects our little ones.
We are a product of our decisions…our children are the products of our choices.
By wisdom a house is built. Everyone comes to a place in life where we need to make decisions. Life is full of decisions. Whether it is buying a car, starting a family, deciding what to cook or wear ….we all have to make decisions.
We all need a little help from those who are ahead of us, a little guidance and a whole lot of grace. Be wise with your decisions and actions, so you will never have to be responsible for the pain of your children.