08 Aug Do Not Grow Weary in Doing Good
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
Parenting is hard work. From the moment your child is born the work begins. Even as your child matures into adulthood, your involvement and hard work won’t stop.
It’s hard work, but it’s good work that you are doing as a parent. You are shaping another human being. You are teaching your child how to act and what to believe. You are demonstrating what life is really all about. You are making an impact on their eternal destiny. No other person will have a more powerful influence on your child than you.
So as your family begins a new school year, we want to encourage you to not grow weary in the important and good work you are doing as a parent.
At the same time, you need to be aware that there are things that will wear your family out that really don’t matter. Furthermore, if we aren’t careful, we can pursue these things to the point that they begin to make it harder for us to focus on the things that really do matter.
So as you begin a new year, I encourage you to evaluate your family schedule. Has your commitment to a team gotten in the way of your commitment to the local church? Has your time spent at practice taken away from your quality time as a family? Has the desire to develop a “winner” replaced your desire to develop character? If so, it’s time to make a change.
We reap what we sow as parents. If we are willing to make corrections from time to time in order to ensure that God remains the center of our home and our parenting, we will reap a harvest in due season.