What a great devotional, today!
I'm so guilty of this.
I'm reminded, too, of the verse that says, "Fathers don't exasperate your children."
Are we encouraging or badgering? I know I try to be encouraging with my 13-year-old because I know he stresses easily and his heart breaks easily.
But, I also know that he's smart and knows better - which is extremely frustrating.
I was saying to someone the other day how my 13-year-old requires more care than my baby because the things my 13-year-old is capable of doing himself, he doesn't do - or at least not right away - and I end up hounding him and reminding him to get it done, which can sometimes take a whole day, or end up doing it myself. If it's one of those things I don't have time to get to (helping him tidy his room, dishes) it becomes even more frustrating because it's usually left undone.
At least with my baby there are no expectations other than him learning to walk at this moment.
I thought this morning's devotional was very appropriate to me. What a great reminder!
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