Raising children well doesn’t have to be a mystery.
Sometimes our kids go through stages that just have us so confused and wanting to scream and pull our hair out. We read books and then we try everything that was in the books. Nothing seems to work. I’ve often heard people say “I wish kids came with a manual” but you don’t need a manual because you have something far better! You have access to their creator 24/7.
God has known your children longer than you have! He CREATED your children. He knows what makes them tick, what sets them off, and what will motivate them to change behaviors. God knows what is deep in their hearts and He has the answers we need for training them up. Not only does He have the answers, He wants to share them with us!
How do we get the answers to raising our children? Ask for wisdom.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Don't ever hesitate to ask God for wisdom for any situation you are in... especially when it comes to raising your children. And don't wait until things are out of control before you ask for wisdom. Remember one of my first points, parent with the future in mind. As soon as you spot a behavior that needs some work start asking for that wisdom and applying it.
Wisdom has revolutionized parenting for Mike and I. It has turned disasters into amazing moments of silliness and love. It has helped us find the root of the behaviors and given us direction on how to dig those roots up. Wisdom has saved us over and over again. Wisdom has taken away the mystery of parenting and empowered us to do well and continue on.
Get wisdom!! It makes life so much easier!