Often our children will state how enjoyable these children are to be
with. They are mature and polite. Yes, there are times of sibling rivalry; yet, the key is they stop quickly once they are asked.
It is these same children’s mom that I will periodically get a phone
call from stating, “I am failing. The children are not getting anything I am trying to teach them. Will there ever be fruit?”
As an outsider, I can clearly see the fruit this family is producing,
but in the day to day, this mom is too close to see it.
Mom, it is not the truth when you think you are failing or that your
children are not getting anything you are teaching them.
Mothering is a walk of faith, believing God is going use us to produce His good in our children as we continue to train them in the way they should go.
God used a strange verse in Hebrews today to show me this point. Now this verse is from the chapter on all those faith heroes that died before they saw the fullness of what they had been promised. As moms we aren’t dying, but we are perhaps going to bed each night living by faith.
Here is the verse:
Hebrews 11: 13
“All these people were still living by faith when they died” (went to bed). “They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.”
Each day may not be one wonderful victory after another, but God is working in your children. As you remain faithful in training and keep your eyes on the goal of raising children with godly character, you will be able to see glimpses of God’s moving in each
Take each glimpse and step back for a moment to view from a distance the fruit God is producing. Use these glimpses to give you strength for another day.