Last week we encountered a situation with the neighbor kids. After conversations were had and things were sorted out all is well but I was reminded of the fact that one of my roles as a mother is to be their protector. And last week I realized I was kinda taking that role a little too lightly. I am letting my kids out to sort of fend for themselves in a sense. Now let me assure you I am physically watching them and keeping them safe from physical harm. I mean for the most part, we still go through band aids like water around here. But I am not talking about physical danger. When they were little I made sure they didn’t fall down steps or stick their finger in a light socket. But now it is a different kind of protection. One that is just as important, if not more. And definitely harder to navigate as a mom. I’m talking about spiritual danger. Lately, I have dropped the ball in filling my kids with truth. The Truth. In a way that sticks, you know? Just like us, they have a void that needs to be filled and it will be filled with whatever comes along. Of course they don’t get that. But I see it. It is my job to steer them in the right path. To point them to the truth. To shield them from the junk we don’t want around them. It is my job to help strengthen them and teach them now so when the day comes when I am not around they can handle themselves. They are confident in Him and secure in His truth.
Until then I want my kids to know I’ve got their back.
What does this look like for you with your kids?