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?
May 17, 2021
“Remind yourself to look for Jesus with eyes of faith, as He may be speaking through others in your life with their words of wisdom.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 17, 2021 That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. As they [...]
May 16, 2021
“Passing your test of integrity will prosper you with the true riches of your loving relationship with God and others.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 16, 2021 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that [...]
May 15, 2021
“A generous spirit is a decision of the will, not a fleeting emotion of the heart.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 15, 2021 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless [...]