Day 6: Modeling & Leading

As we insist that our children behave by some certain standard, are we modeling our own behavior in accordance with the same standard?

“Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.  I have taught in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.”  Proverbs 4:10-11

M46 Project Challenge:  Inspect what you have been modeling for your children.  Make whatever adjustments you need to make to be able to tell your children, “I am leading you in right paths.”

Is it easier to lead a child to “do as I say; not as I do”…or to lead them to model the behavior they know to be the demonstrated example of the father they love and admire?

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank you for empowering me to be a reflection of You in my home.  Help me lay aside every weight and sin that is easy to slide into, and live out your truths with confidence and boldness.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Thoughts:  Sons and fathers are the proverbial apples and trees.  And daughters will often choose a mate who aligns well with the example of their father.  And so, how does our own reflection today project and influence not just the moment, but perhaps the long term?

For tomorrow:  “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”  – John Maxwell

Keep it Lit,

T.

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