There is no doubt that my character needs refining, but even so, I resist the very circumstances that God uses to shape my character. I often want out of the situation, rather than having confidence that God is at work IN those circumstances, creating in me what He wants for me to become.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
It’s a fine line I walk in raising my grandson. I need to teach him what is right and wrong, but without blaming him and defending myself. If I were a more teachable teacher, maybe we would have fewer power struggles and more of what God would like to teach each of us.
Lord, It is your will I seek for my life and for the life of my grandson. Help me not to teach with self-righteousness, but with humility teach the truths that are in Your Word.