When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am an adult, I have no more use for childish ways. —1 Corinthians 13:11 (Good News)
Recently, I had a conversation with one of my sons. He lovingly reminded me of some limitations that were imbedded in his head because of some of the things I, being the great father that I am, told and taught him. I apologized for that, but I told him that as an adult he was now responsible to evaluate the things he learned as a child in light of God’s Word and make the appropriate adjustment.
In other words, I wanted him to know that although we may have unknowingly planted seeds in him that have created fear or doubt; but he now has the responsibility to evaluate his life in light of God’s Word, choose the path of obedience and faith, and not to make excuses.
Now, I understand that our parents meant well and we as parents mean well also when we do the same to our children. But it is important to note that things taught in error, even with the best of intentions, are still incorrect.
Just because we have learned something from our beloved parents, life teachers or spiritual leaders, does not mean it was right and definitely should be reevaluated for accuracy before we pass it on. Faith in God in every aspect of our lives is the lesson we should both learn and teach.Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries