Prepare Before, Not After

Prepare Before, Not After

Prepare Before, Not After


 

When I left the house the other morning and saw frost on the windshield I accepted the fact that summer was truly gone and it was time for me to put away all the bikes and toys sprawled out in the garage. If I didn’t, my life would quickly be out of sync with the seasonal change. 

After a few hours of cleaning I could finally park my car where it belonged!

But my work didn’t just stop with the garage, I’d also have to make a couple trips to the shop to get my snow tires put on to ensure the safety of my family.



Isn’t life a bit like that? Just as we switch gears for the winter, we also need to adapt to the ever changing seasons in our children’s lives. Our kids are constantly evolving in age, wisdom and maturity.

Imagine sticking with storybook Bibles when they’re teenagers, or keeping them in Sunday school when they’re ready for service, when they’re actually ready for a deeper spiritual experience. It would do more harm than good.

Being proactive is key. We need to continually equip our kids with the right tools to help them make wise decisions before they stand at a life’s crossroads, rather than scrambling after a misstep.

Remember:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”  Deuteronomy 6:5-7.

Are the kids in your life ready for the season ahead? Are you?


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