Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Do as I say, not as I do!

Today I find myself saying "Why won't you obey? Do you think you only have to obey when you want to?"

Apparently my daughter thinks so.

Then I started thinking....Am I much different? Do I always obey? When God is prompting me, do I do what he asks? Do I follow his word, His instruction?

Do I ignore Him? Do I wait until He has to tell me three, maybe four times? Do I do it, but protest with all that's in me?

After yelling at Lily for what seemed like the millionth time today, I began to wonder...how often do I act like this to God? Why do we expect full, immediate, joyful obedience from our children, but then not expect the same thing from ourselves?

How can I expect obedience from my daughter when I do not always hold the same expectations for myself? Talk about hypocrisy.

Parenting is bringing out the selfishness in me today. I am so thankful that God does not respond in selfishness when I am being a pain in the rear!

1 comment:

Miss A said...

What a great reminder this is.

Please never stop posting; your blog is a joy to read.