4. Remember: you will never be a perfect parent, but you have a perfect Father.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Most of us aren’t parenting experts. I know I need all the help I can get. We can read books, articles, and talk to other parents—all of which are certainly helpful. But our omnipotent, omniscient, heavenly Father should be our ultimate source of wisdom.
When we find ourselves at the end of our parenting rope—or even long before we get there—we need to talk to God about it. If we ask Him for the wisdom necessary in each situation, God will give us what we need. It’s not a maybe; it’s a guaranteed promise.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)
We just have to trust Him and not try to do it all on our own. If our focus is on God and trusting Him, He will help us navigate parenthood in the best way to bring Him glory and make a difference in the lives of people around us.
Brent Rinehart is a public relations practitioner and freelance writer. He blogs about the amazing things parenting teaches us about life, work, faith, and more at www.apparentstuff.com. You can also follow him on Twitter.
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