Promoting Maturity in Our Children
Are your kids prepared to live on their own?
Parents, we need to do all we can to encourage maturity in our children!
We must pray that they attain adulthood, rooted in the faith and the knowledge of Christ, so that won’t be tossed to and fro, carried about by every wind of doctrine, human cunning, or craftiness in deceitful schemes.
David Gundersen, with the The Gospel Coalition.org, gives great insight to promoting maturity in our young.
It first requires desire. When a teenager or young adult discovers their potential, and God-given responsibility, they recognize the need for growth. Knowing who God made them to be requires faithfulness and dependency on His strength to fulfill their obligations.
Young people must learn to discern the best use of time. It’s challenging and sometimes frightening to leave behind the elementary things of this world in order to accept the weightier things of God. But, wise commitments and the reward of follow-through will propel them forward.
Discipline born out of humility and patience will teach them to lead with courage. Suffering under pressure will develop resiliency necessary in today’s world. We must allow them to fall and learn to get back up. It’s how they grow strong.
Paul told the Romans, “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. That’s what we want our children to experience!
One of the most rewarding things I can think of as a parent is to see my children achieving their goals while serving the Lord. Crown’s Career Direct assessment can help parents empower their children to do this. It helps you understand their unique design and what college degree or career path would suit them best.