It has been a rough couple weeks on the home-front. I learned a valuable lesson through it all. I learned that good things are not always a God thing. So I cancelled the Beauty Treatment conference that I had scheduled for June 28th. Here is why…
I believe wholeheartedly that what we see in our physical relationships is a direct reflection of the relationship with God. Stick with me. I have seen the connection, so let me explain.
I find that when my children are unruly, it is not so much a reflection on what I am doing wrong as a mother, on the contrary, it is more of a reflection of my own unruliness before God.
“Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.” Deuteronomy 8:5
Yes I have had to discipline my teenager for some unruly behavior, but I also had to get on my knees in repentance to the unruly behavior I have had with my Heavenly Father. We all like sheep go astray, and it is His rod that brings us back into right relationship with him.
Here is where I have fallen short. I have not been asking Father for His permission to do things. I have been making plans without inquiring of the Lord. “I am all grown up to make my own choices, and the choices I make won’t affect anyone.” Ah the ringing of those words from my son reflect my heart more than I want to admit.
Or this one, “I want my xbox back, but I am not going to do my math to get that privilege.” Ok so this is where my unruly behavior shows, “I want my way, but I am not going to do what the Lord tells me to do to get what I want.”
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
This scenario is what God used to show me that He was not in the plan for the conference. “It is such a good thing though God” “Yes Jodie, it is a good thing, but it is not my thing for you to do.” So if the Lord does not go before me, then you better believe that I won’t be going. Slow the Row Jode!
Praise Report: Once I made the decision to obey the Lord, my son all of a sudden started obeying me. Go figure! Haha Love this quote by Bill Cosby: