Hey, quick question. Don’t you love it when you learn from your children?
I love that they teach me things and I love even more that I’m still willing to be taught. Boy, when we stop desiring to learn from others (regardless of their age) we need to check our pride-meters!
Well, my 8-year-old daughter is one of the strongest most courageous people I know. I deeply admire her because she doesn’t allow discouragement or fear to rule her life. And if at first she doesn’t succeed, she tries and tries again.
To be honest, it’s a hit or miss with me. Sometimes I run into battle fearlessly and other times I fight wanting to give up. Why? Because there are times…
- it’s a difficult road I don’t want to walk, or
- it seems impossible to come out the other side victoriously, or
- my pride keeps me trying and failing before I figure it out.
I would imagine it’s an ongoing battle for you, too.
Maybe, like she did for me, my daughter Sara will teach you a thing or two about being strong and fearless.
Joshua 1:9 says “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (emphasis mine)
Come over to CWAHM for a visit and I’ll share what I learned from watching my daughter. She’s a pretty cool chick.