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!