This Sunday at Graystone Church, we kick off a new series, Parenting: A 3 Ring Circus. During one of my messages, I will relate the circus act of walking a tightrope to the fears of being a parent. As parents, we have many fears when it comes to our kids. This is how God has hardwired our parental instincts. Now that Joelan, my 16 year old son, has his driver’s license, I am experiencing an entirely new level of parental fear. Yesterday, Joelan drove Julia and Jessie, my daughters, to church for the 10:30 service. Scaaaaaary!
As our kids grow up, there are different milestones that increase our level of fear. One of those is when our kids go to school. I know with the school year starting many parents are experiencing a little (or a lot of) anxiety. When a child goes for the first time to Pre K, kindergarten, middle school, high school or even college….it is another opportunity to walk the parental tightrope of fear.
I do not have time to get into the bulk of the discussion on my blog, but I will dedicate an entire Sunday message to the topic. Let me just say, the older our kids get, the greater the risk/fear and the more we have to trust God.
So parents, please help me out a little for my upcoming message…
- What are some of your fears as a parent?
- How do you cope with these fears?
I’m praying for you and your kids as they begin a new school year.
Cast ALL your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7