“The best gift I could give my kids? The latest Xbox 360.”
“I’d love to give them the VeggieTales DVDs.”
“Let’s see. Right now in our house, it would be a go-cart. I would really like a go-cart.”
Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Those gifts are valuable—for a while. But there are some gifts you can give your children that will last forever. First, teach them to ask, “What does God want to do with my life?” Second, release them to follow God’s will—whatever that may mean and wherever that may take them.
I’ve known parents who can’t stand the thought of their kids leaving town so they discourage them from following God’s call to another part of the country or the world.
I thank God for the freedom my siblings and I have had in serving the Lord because of parents who gave those gifts. My widowed mother would still enjoy having her children and grandchildren close by, but more than that, she would rather us be right where God wants us.
Encourage your kids to seek God’s will. And when He reveals it, be willing to release them, wherever that may be.
With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.