I’m sure all parents have this moment because I feel it comes from God. Those moments when your children make you feel like you’re not a good parent.
They may make you feel like you’re not doing enough for them.
They may make you feel as though you owe them more.
They may make you feel like you’re being unfair, unreasonable and unloving.
They may make you feel as though you are not appreciated.
Sometimes they can make you feel as though you have failed as a parent.
For whatever reason, if you let them, your kids can make you feel like a bad parent.
Well, the reason I think God allows that is for a moment of self-examination about the parent’s relationship with God. OH! NOW, I SEE HOW GOD FEELS…(HORIZONTAL EXAMPLES OF OUR VERTICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD)
DO YOU EVER MAKE GOD FEEL LIKE HE’S NOT A GOOD FATHER?
When you complain?
When His best isn’t good enough?
When He doesn’t give you what you want?
When He’s too slow?
When He’s too quiet?
When we feel He’s unfair?
When we take Him for granted?
When we don’t spend quality time with Him?
The next time you’re children make you feel like you’re not a good parent, stop and ask yourself do you ever make God feel that way.
1 John 3:1a (NKJV)
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [a]God…