Is it just me or do these adult kids never really grow up? I had sons and it was my job to raise MEN. What was really sad is they had no real men to look up to, not even their own father. Real men stand up FOR their family and the ‘least of these‘. Instead, we see smartphone and Minecraft gurus. Young men sit in front of computer, tablet and smartphone screens not knowing one thing about real life outside of the box they created.
Adult kids think they can parent US when they’ve had NO real life training to even garner an opinion. I don’t need parenting, I need children that are doing their best to be better adults and somewhere along the line to find salvation through Jesus Christ. Ultimately, I answer to my Heavenly Father.
Sometimes when I think this verse of Scripture is for me, it really isn’t…it’s for those that try to throw a speedbump right in front of us:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1Peter 5:8
People have NO idea that they are being used by the devil all the time. Of course the loftiness of people would never agree with that, but using your spiritual eyes you can see it coming from miles away.
Persecution: Jesus said, “v21 “Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. v22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved,” [Matthew 10:21-22]
‘To be put to death’ is literal; it not only means that kids will physically murder their own parents and families [we see it all the time on the news] but also means they are being used to break down their own parents by means of their Christianity; to question it, to leave it, and even to apostatize. The devil himself uses people closest to us to hurt us and to kill us simply because we chose Jesus Christ as our Savior.
My prayer today is for the adult kids that pit their love for us by what we do or provide for them rather than respecting our position as ‘parent’. I do not quiver wondering if I’ve earned their love, my love for them is that they are my children regardless of what they do to me or anyone else. Love does conquer sin:
“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins,” Proverbs 10:12.