Good, Good Father, Pt. 2

“But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul…” (Deut. 4:29).

Unfortunately, we may have that one child who refuses to submit to our instruction and over a period of time, we may have to release the child into the world to learn lessons “the hard way.” Sometimes the child will return to us with a grateful and humbled heart upon realizing that we only sought after what was good and beneficial for them. Other times, the child will not change their ways and will have to live with the consequences of their decisions…however disdainful they may be.

Likewise, if we elect to disregard of Heavenly Father’s redirection, He will eventually allow us to deal with the consequences of our decision to live apart from Him. Our children do not always agree with our approach which is intended for our good, and neither will we always like the discipline we receive from our Father. However, when we continuously and blatantly disregard Him, we are well-deserving of the end result…which will eventually be eternal separation from Him and His family….

None of this has any bearing on the fact that we may have been the best parents in the world…and neither does it negate the fact that God is a Good Father…it just means that because of a stubborn and rebellious nature, some children will not benefit from the goodness of the parent…regardless of whether it is their earthly parents or the Heavenly Father.

These are things to think about…


5 thoughts on “Good, Good Father, Pt. 2

  1. So true. God doesn’t force us to comply, and we as parents can’t force our children to comply. A very tough lesson. Thanks, Sean.

  2. Hi…thank you for responding. Please do understand that I did not use the term, ‘abandon’, within my writing. What I did say was that sometimes when you have attempted to guide your children in the best way with their best interests in mind, and they are not receptive, then you may have to release them to learn from their own experiences. Please note, that the terms ‘abandon’ and ‘release’ are not synonymous, nor should they be interpreted as being interchangeable.

    If we were to abandon our children whenever they have done something wrong, then we would not be following God’s example. God will sometimes allow us to go our own way, thus, releasing us to follow our own paths until we come to the realization that He was right all along and only wanted what was best for us. We, too, release our children to follow their own paths until they have that ‘a-ha’ moment and realize that we only wanted what was best for them.

    To release them means to step back and allow them to make their own mistakes. In addition, releasing them also leaves room for them to return upon realizing their mistakes. It is only upon their return that they realize that we were still in their corner the entire time.

    But in any event, we support our children by allowing them to make decisions and learning from the consequences of those decisions. Some times we will be able to help. Other times, we may feel helpless because the situation may be beyond our ability to help. So, in essence, when we release them, we are actually releasing them into God’s hands and praying that they will respond appropriately.

    1. With all due respect…I did not ask you to follow my page. Nor did I ask you to agree with what I have written. You are free to interpret it however you wish. But what I do ask is that if you wish to engage in a dialogue with myself or anyone on my page, that you be respectful while doing so. Thank you and Please have a good day.

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