I used to say my worst fear would be to lose my children on this earth. It’s not anymore.
I sat on my knees last night at my daughter’s bedside humbly shedding tears submitting to Him and understanding losing them is no longer my worst fear. My worst fear would be if they grew to be adults and did not know the Lord.
You see, I’m learning that my children are not mine. They are a gift from the Lord and ultimately belong to Him first. He has bestowed them to me, intrusting that I will teach them, love them and discipline them just as He does me. He has plans for their lives greater than my imagination can take me. My job is to instill His teachings and His love into them though. As their earthly guardian, it is my responsibility to ensure they understand just who God is, just what sacrifices He made and just how much He loves them, no matter what.
My worst fear now shouldn’t be a fear at all. It should be a commitment, a goal, a duty… to live by His words so that they may see, to teach His words so they may hear, to act by His words so they may do.
If I do these things, I should not fear, but have faith in His words. Proverbs 22:6 teaches us, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Turn your fears into faith with me and commit to teaching your children His love and sacrifices daily. Doing this will make certain we are always with our children, eternally.