I spend a great deal of time worrying. You know... that thing the B-I-B-L-E (yes, that's the book for me)
tells us not to do. Worry takes us no where, but takes up valuable time and energy that could be spent elsewhere.
One thing I worry about, is how I compete.
How do I compete with this world?
How do I compete as a woman with all that the world tells me is important?
How do I, if I am influenced by society as an adult, teach my kids to successfully defend themselves against it? I know that I may be looked at as "extreme." I know many will think I'm blowing this whole situation out of proportion. But, I don't want to be one of those lonely Christians who thinks they are trodding the straight and narrow, when all along they were riding the fence.
Does that make sense?
I want to be completely and fully consumed by my Lord.
I stink miserably at this task, but that is my whole-hearted desire.
It is worth a read, if you have time. It's not just for moms of girls- even though it reads as if it is. It is also for those who have boys and are worried about the way Satan uses society to lead them astray.
I guess my worry is, how do I compete with a seemingly cunning world, when I stink so bad at this whole "straight and narrow" thing myself? I stumble daily- umm... I'm giving myself way too much credit. I stumble all day long!
I want to raise my kids to defeat this world. I want them to bring so much glory to God that Satan shields himself from the light they exude for the Lord. Such a lofty goal- so hard to accomplish. I waste so much time with my worry- that I will never be able to complete my goal. I can't stomach the thought of one of my kids not making it to Glory.
Prayer. Prayer. Prayer.
My only trump card is unceasing, unfailing prayer.
Does this world scare you the way it scares me?