Know When To Say No

4 October 2019


As parents, we all love our children and want the best for them; however, we need godly wisdom to know exactly what “the best” is. It is normal to want to help our kids as much as we can. However, despite our best intentions, there is always the possibility of enabling them instead of helping them. A parent who is an enabler might be motivated by a sense of control; this could cause the children to learn to rely on them, instead of on God. Our sons and daughters should eventually be able to live successful lives. When they make requests of us, our response is everything; sometimes tough love is the best response. The Bible says to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. In all our parenting situations, relying on the Holy Spirit’s guidance and direction enables us to do that.

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