The other day I was praying over my kids and all of a sudden I heard this come out of my mouth..."Lord, help me to stay within the boundaries you have put in place for my parenting. Help me not to move into Your territory in their lives." God must have known I needed to ask for this....cause I didn't think that before I prayed it...it just came out of my heart as I was praying. I realized I do this alot...I move into His territory...His area...what He is responsible for in their lives..and I try to do His job. I AM LOUSY AT HIS JOB! HE IS AMAZING AT HIS JOB!
If you have kids of any age and you struggle with feeling the need to control...I encourage you to ask God for a clear understanding of your territory verses His territory. I am learning to get out of the way, shut my mouth, and pray like crazy. I have seen God do some amazing work in the lives of my kids. He is changing them in ways I could never change them. He is transforming them into His likeness and drawing them into relationship with Him. My kids aren't perfect, I don't want them to be..what I want is for them to have their own relationship with God and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and listen and obey Him. I want them to be mighty warriors for the Kingdom of God. This is all I want...more than anything on this earth...this is what I want.