Ever feel like getting your kids to do what you want is an almost impossible task? Like it would be easier to learn to read and write Hebrew than it is to control your children? Frustrating, isn’t it, how little control we really have!
The following is a snapshot excerpt of the upcoming book…
Reckless Pursuit: God’s Story of Relentless Love – Chapter 3: Don’t Ask Me.
I have come to realize that this issue is the same whether I am parenting my children or counseling and mentoring adults. I truly have no control over other people. I can tell them what to do. I can give them warnings. I can guide them in the way they should go. But I can’t choose for them. I will never have that level of power over them. I have also come to realize that I would not want to. They are not robots to be programmed. They are people! Each, with their fiercely independent personalities. Each, with an amazingly unique spirit, just like my children are each radically distinct. Brady is my compassionate, quiet leader. Reagan is my spirited, fairytale princess. And Brycen is my rambunctious, little athlete. To control them, to force them into a predetermined mold, would be to rob them of their life. I cannot dictate their decisions anymore than I can make them love me. It is their choice.
Reckless Pursuit (click here for the book’s website) is currently being prepared for publishing. It will be made available to the public early this fall. Keep coming back here for more updates and teasers.