Day 8: Peer Pressure

‘But everyone’s doing it!…Everybody has one!’…Sound familiar?

“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” – Proverbs 1:10

M46 Challenge:  Talk to your children about peer pressure, and the importance of doing the right thing regardless of who is pressuring them otherwise.  Remind them that God is always with them, and it is always best to please God above anyone else.

We know our children will be tempted – likely early on, often, and mostly when we are not there to help guide them in their decisions.  But God is always there with them, and always an available source of strength.  It’s up to us to teach them that, when tempted or challenged to defend what they know to be right and true, He is their source of strength – and they absolutely may say “NO, thank you.”

Never assume that the neighbors on your street, at your child’s school, on your child’s team, or even in your church share the same values you teach and try to instill in your own child.  Sharing current geography does not assure that you share the final destination or follow the same True North.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank you for giving Mabry the strength and integrity to honor you and do the right thing in difficult situations.  I am thankful that she knows your voice and has a heart to follow you over the voice of a stranger.  In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Thoughts:  Spend some time contemplating how you teach your children the difference between “authority” and “truth.”  For example, those with the title “Faculty” may have certain authority and subject matter expertise, but may not be a source of God’s truth or His teaching – by word, or action.  In fact, they may be in a spiritual solstice, with their own axis pointed away from His light.

Looking ahead…tomorrow, we will talk a bit about obedience.  Take a look at Proverbs 3:1-2.  Blessings on you!

Keep it Lit,

T.

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