Fail Forward (#3 of 12 Things)

Fail Forward (#3 of 12 Things)

Do you ever fear for the future of our kids?
Do you ever ask yourself what you can do to help them?
Over 12 weeks I’ll be sharing one thing you can do to help the kids in your life grow closer to God.

May God give you strength, wisdom, and joy as you reach tomorrow’s hero!


#3 of 12 Things


Fail Forward

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Did you know that you’re not the only parent who feels like you’re failing your child? I have yet to meet a parent who doesn’t feel like that.
We love our kids. We want the best for them, so of course no matter what we do isn’t going to feel like it’s enough for them.
And to top it all off, we have this false sense of needing to be perfect for them.

 

 

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Truth is, our kids don’t need us to be perfect, they just need us to love them. Being honest with them is one way we do that.

I recently watched a documentary called the “Price of Fame”. It’s about Ted Dibiase, “the Million Dollar Man,” a Hall of Fame wrestler in the WWE (yes, I grew up watching wrestling in the 80’s and 90’s).

 

 

The documentary was produced by his son, Ted Jr. It covers Ted’s rise to fame as a professional wrestler, his moral failures, but also his redemption.

It was moving to hear Ted openly share with his sons, and the world, his struggles and moral failures while on the road. He let his kids know he was human.

But Ted didn’t just talk about his shortcomings, he also shared about God’s forgiveness in his life and how God changed him to be a better man, and how his wife remained faithful through it all. He let his kids know God would forgive them for anything.

My kids hear a lot of testimonies about how God has worked in my life, but I also try to be intentional about telling them about my failures as well and how God worked through them. It’s not easy. It’s humbling.

But if it helps them know they can come to God no matter the situation, it’s worth it.

So don’t worry about being perfect, just be real. If you were perfect Jesus never would have had to come to earth for you.

Our failures are only failures if we don’t use them to help someone else.

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