For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
“Don’t do that! Now is not the time to leave…wait awhile.”
“But you don’t understand mom…I have to do this thing. If I don’t, I will never know the outcome and if I don’t go out on my own…I may never do what I know in my heart I need to do.”
I can just imagine that this conversation is taking place right now in someone’s family.
Here is this young family member who has either graduated from high school or college, and now he or she feel their sense of independence and they want to venture out on their own.
Yet, the parent insists on them waiting for the “right time to do it” while the young adult has decided that “now” is the right time for them to go.
The truth of the matter is that what most bothers that parent, older sibling, grandparent or guardian is that this child who they love and have taken care of from birth through the rebelling teen years is now a young official adult who is ready to conquer the world.
But before they can even pack their backpacks and head off, voices that once told them that they could do anything in the world…mind you, “you will conquer the world! ” is the very same voice throwing caution and fear into the hearing of their young adult.
Parents have a label from our children as being flip-flopping people who don’t make sense out of what we usually tell them.
One minute parents are planting seeds of strength and courage.
Then it is the same parents planting seeds of discouragement and doubt about their own child’s ability to achieve the impossible dream.
As we pay honor to those young adults who stayed the course and completed their formal education and those who have received their first undergraduate degree. Mature adults must remember that the future for any young adult is to do better than what their parents have done.
No, it is not easy letting go of a child you born or have taken care of for the past eighteen or more years, go out into a world will not cuddle or love them like you do.
However, if you as a parent, grandparent or guardian truly believe that God is all-knowing and all-powerful and you pray without ceasing. You will discover a peace of mind that passes all understanding.
Take heed of these words of wisdom.
The fearless don’t fear.
I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. Psalm 37:25
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