From Matt Wiegand…
I appreciate how our Father in heaven speaks to us through our kids. Seems as though as I parent my boys, I continue to recognize areas in my life God is sanctifying me in.
Recently I noticed my son struggling with worrying about what others might think. It was almost handicapping his ability to accomplish his goals. He was so consumed with letting others down or losing in front of his peers and family. Apple does not fall far from the tree. I tend to have the anxiety of people pleasing too.
Galatians 1:10 says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. ”
I pulled my son aside and had a heart study. We talked about his worries. I reinforced that mom, peers, family and I are there to support him no matter the outcome. Then we said if we were truly living for Christ, then people pleasing is actually sinful.
We talked about everything we do should be done to glorify Christ and no one else. It was a great dad and son talk. He went onto accomplish his goals.
In the midst of parenting, I was also challenged as a son of God.
Again as we’re parenting, it seems God uses those moments to teach the parents just as much.