No new parent begins by saying, “I hope I mess up my child’s life.” Whoever sets out to be the villain in the story? But at one point or another, we end up there, don’t we?
You leave for vacation but are yelling at the kids before you’re even out of town.
You’re home most nights, but you’re far too tired to engage.
Your date night ends in an argument.
You make empty threats to your kids that would make you wince if you heard other parents make them. But you are all out of tricks, so you threaten anyway.
Sometimes the temptation is to think that our failures should disqualify us as a parent. At least as a good parent. But when you think like that, you are wrong.
What if the very thing you think is disqualifying you right now is actually qualifying you for a new chapter in your life in Christ? What if your weakness was a portal to new strength? . . .
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Hope you have a great week, see you on Sunday!