Hebrews 16:7 “Endure trials for the sake of discipline. God is treating you as children; for what child is there whom a parent does not discipline?”
We have all seen them; the children who we think lack discipline. They run rampant over whatever is in their path. I have seen kids talk back to their parents, and kids that totally disregard any warning their parents give. Sometimes I think these are my kids although I have been reassured many times by my friends that my children are very good. I think we all have a child within us that occasionally runs rampant and disregards the voice of warning we receive. Just as my young daughter does, I think I know better than that parental voice that tries to guide me in discipline. I get so frustrated with my kids when they choose to disobey. It is beyond my understanding that they think they know more than I do. As I turn the mirror around I realize they do not think they know more than I do, they simply choose to learn by experiencing the trial rather than listening to the voice of reason. I see this clearly, because I do it too.
Forgive my deaf ears and hard heart. Open my eyes to see myself more clearly in my children so they may teach me to be a better child and through you I may teach them to be better children. Thank you for trials and discipline. Amen.