- We pray. We ask God for discernment and freedom from the lies we hold on to. We ask Him to help us focus on His truth and His guidance in all our parenting. Let’s even ask Him to forgive us for holding on to beliefs that weren’t true.
- We can read the Truth. We can spend time in the Bible, asking God for the truth about what He wants from us as parents to settle deep into our hearts and minds.
- We can seek godly counsel and mentorship. Finding spiritually wise parents we admire and to follow and admire can make all the difference. They can point us back to the Lord in real time both through their example and their counsel.
- We can listen for the Holy Spirit. In all things, pausing to wait for the guidance of the Holy Spirit can help us moment to moment. Parenting is simply hard, but we do have a voice of truth that resides within us. It is a matter of learning to listen.
Let’s all consider what we are believing and ask then ourselves who told us that? Who told us that we must be perfect and meet every need?
It certainly wasn’t the Lord, and it is only His voice that matters. Accepting lies as truths impede our ability to parent well and steal our joy. Our kids need us, the parent the Lord created us to be.
Take heart, parents. Though we are imperfect, we are the right parents for the job.
Rebecca Radicchi, her husband and crew of kids, live outside Atlanta, where the summers are hot and the tea is sweet. She’s ridden the waves of adoption, breast cancer, and being the mom of kids with complex medical needs. And, through it all, she’s seen that abundance can be found in the uncomfortable hard and in the easy beautiful. She’s also discovered that whether she’s passing bread at the kitchen table, clock-watching in a hospital waiting room, or listening to a neighbor on a porch swing, God always has something to say. It’s a wonder really. She encourages others to listen for it too on her website and Instagram, and also connects with adoptive families at No Hands But Ours.
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