Each of us go through various stages in our lives. Whether we like it or not, there will always be a new adventure around the next bend. Our daughter will be facing a new beginning of her own, as she will be going off to college in a year. This is our first baby leaving the nest and a new experience for this mama. God continually places things on my heart concerning my children, one of which is being able to give them wings to fly.
Being someone who likes to control a situation, I would love to control what the future brings, sadly I can not, none of us can. The Lord’s word states that there is a time for everything in life.
“There is a time B)’>3 a time to kill D)’> and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
God has been teaching this mom that I need to make the most of every time I spend with my daughter and son, because all to soon, they will be on their own. As a cancer survivor, with an uncertain future, this fact hits all the more closer to home. I need to capture each moment as if I were reaching for the golden ring on the carousel, and never let go. I need to make sure that my children have Christ so deeply dwelling in their hearts, so they can have a strong Christian foundation for their futures. My days, hours, and minutes need to be intentionally lived, so that my legacy will be strong. This is described in Deuteronomy 6:7
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
As I move forward, seizing the time God has given me, I have also been accepting His grace to work on letting go. As I write this, tears well in my eyes, and I lean on His strength to move forward.
I challenge you dear friends to look towards the future and live your life with purpose, because before you know it, the future will be today. How can you live your life to maximize the moments you have with your children? What has God been teaching you as you prepare your children for their own future and as you work on giving them wings to fly?
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