Sports. Music. Art. Education. Parents invest a lot of time, money and energy into training their kids to excel.
A couple of weeks ago in my Sunday school class this question came up – “What do you want to be able to say about your kids when they’re 30?”.
Not surprisingly, every single one of those people in my Sunday school class agreed that all that they really wanted to see in their 30-year-old kids was a strong relationship and faith in God. I think most Christian parents would say the same thing.
The only problem is, many of us are investing in our kids’ skills (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) but we are neglecting to teach them how to honor God and pursue a relationship with him – the only thing that ultimately matters.
Thinking of my children as 30-year-old has really challenged me to reevaluate what emphasis I’m putting on their schooling and extracurricular activities versus their heart and character.
How are you eternally investing in your children’s lives?