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?
November 29, 2023
“A loved one’s whisper still lingers in ears that miss and honor the one in whom so much love is celebrated and lamented.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 29, 2023 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do [...]
November 28, 2023
“It takes godly wisdom to know who we should—and shouldn’t—engage with.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 28, 2023 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. Luke 23:34 Yesterday morning I woke, rolled over in bed, and reached [...]
November 27, 2023
“The Lord promises I change not. So…rely on and rest secure in Him.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 27, 2023 I am the Lord, I change not. Malachi 3:6 The variables of life have a way of vexing our security and hijacking our stability. Gratefully, Jesus gives relational security, which provides [...]