Where’s Your Focus?
When I heard this phrase it made a lot of sense-
“I don’t have trouble with what I don’t understand from the Bible – what I have trouble with is what I DO understand.”
As parents, sometimes we forget the basics God wants us to know and do. We worry about how we look, how we dress, and how others perceive us. However, I have never read in the Bible any command to buy a bigger house, drive a better car or wear nicer clothes. What we ARE reminded of repeatedly is building strong character, having good morals and ethics, developing decision-making skills, choosing our friends wisely, and being honest. I think you get the point!
You and I need to do a regular check-up regarding where our focus is, and in turn what we are teaching our children to be focused on. Great homes fall, money can be lost, and clothes will deteriorate – but Godly character, strong values, and good decision making skills will, literally, last a lifetime.
What are you focused on today? Better yet, what are your children focused on? Don’t let the simplicity of Proverbs 22:6 escape us. Training is a consistent, daily process. May we build champions for Christ today!
John Croyle, Founder, Big Oak Ranch
Author, Who You Are/Defying the Circumstances that Define Us, Bringing Out the Winner in Your Child, The Two Minute Drill to Manhood and Raising a Princess, www.bigoak.org