Abby is almost 3 year old. I already knew from years in daycare that 3 is so much harder than 2. It’s really the Terrible Three’s not the Terrible Two’s. But sometimes, because of those years in daycare, I forget to rely on God, not my education and experience. I just rely on myself and what I think I know.
There are days/weeks I just want to hide in the bathroom with a tub of Vienna Mocha Chunk, wondering why parenting is just so hard and why I can’t get it better. Well, duh, I wasn’t including God in my parenting. I wasn’t asking for His guidance with my child. I was just going my own thing, going about life. How often do we just go about life and forget to include God?
When I am struggling with age, stage, or phrase, prayer is not often my first step. I turn to books, blog posts, articles, and friends. I’m usually looking for tried and true advice. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Seeking advice is a normal and natural thing to do. But shouldn’t my first step be asking God to help guide me with what I should do?
Then what about when times are going great? Do I remember to thank God for His blessings? Not usually. I typically just take things for granted. How is it that I am pretty good at trusting God with my finances but I just ignore Him in the good (and bad) concerning my parenting?
I am honestly so very glad that God decided to open my eyes to this flaw. Now that I know, I can allow myself to be open to His guidance with my parenting.
Do you have an area that you were blind to God in? How did He help open your eyes?
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