Not Your Business… “Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.” Proverbs 26:17
Intervention is especially tempting with family dynamics. Parents of married children can find themselves involved over conflict in their children’s home. However, wisdom prays before it pronounces judgment. How can our children learn to live as adults if we always interject our opinions? We may even be right, but some things need to be learned by your children on their own. For example, education can be a volatile issue that requires research and resources.
One common challenge for parents is what school is best for their child. Public school, private school or home school are choices parents may be processing. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. Many times financial constraints are at the top of the list of concerns. Some families cannot afford private education, so home school or public school becomes a viable option. Each environment is able to develop a well-rounded student of both character and academics. They need your support for whichever option they choose.
Perhaps as a grandparent you start an education fund. Begin early to save and your investment will give your child and their children additional educational options. Lastly, be available but not intrusive when friends or family are feuding. Remain objective and both parties will see you as a safe solution. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business…” (1 Thessalonians 4:11a). Can I trust the Lord to work in situations where my advice has not been asked? Will I replace worry with waiting and prayer?
How will I respond?
February 25, 2021
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February 24, 2021
“The best way to help others is for our love to be wedded to their dignity.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 24, 2021 In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, [...]
February 23, 2021
“Ask for help, trust Him, and listen.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 23, 2021 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17 I can be a [...]