Being An Example Requires Shelving Dreams (For Now)

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
– Proverbs 22:6

I am blessed to have great parents, grandparents, and extended family that have made this verse truth in my life. My fear is for those who haven’t been raised in this. What are we teaching our kids? Love comes and goes? Marriage is a contract and not a commitment?

As Valentine’s Day draws near, the time is to access relationships and singleness. Many relationships end before, on and around this very special holiday. While suicide rates are not as high for Valentines Day as it is for Christmas and Thanksgiving, for many it is an ill reminder of how broken and unmet their dreams are. Sometimes our dreams get in the way of what needs to happen now in our lives. Sometimes focusing on the greater good and putting self-focus aside will allow us to return later with more wisdom, anticipation and readiness to see our actual dreams fullfilled.

Solid leaders are needed to model who to transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence has gone to far and the lines have blurred as to what adulthood actually is. We need people who will step up and let go of selfish wants and needs and take care of our generation. If you don’t know how to begin to become an independent, succesful and prominent adult, there is help everywhere. Wisdom and discernment must start with the Bible and then Godly men and women who have been fighting for family and marriage. Counseling is not bad and can only help any relationship and for those ready to escape singleness.

It’s time to grow up. It’s time to put the dollhouse and army men away and bring those out for our kids. It’s time to learn, grow, and own adulthood and leading a Godly family. There can be excitement, wonder, thrill and fulfillment in creating a legacy that will last for generations to come.

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