I love to write. Somehow I feel I can portray thoughts better while I am writing than while I am speaking. I have taken up this challenge of writing for two reasons. One, to be able to write in a planned manner everyday. This will help me improve my skills and increase my typing speed. Two, an effort to help myself to control anger and get creative. Let me try and explain myself.
I have a 4 year old and it is a tough job to get a child, with a mind of her own, to get her to do things that are beneficial for her or in other times to get her to not do things that are harmful for her. The Bible asks us to train our children and bring them up in a godly way. This requires a lot of disciple. Often I find myself getting angry and impatient (my sin) over things that she is doing or not doing. The result is me getting angry/upset/spank whatever the situation leads to or ends up in. I know that there are countries where it is unlawful to spank children. This lead me to thinking, how do these people get their children to obey? There must be something that can be done. I have found myself, the most creative in the kitchen, when I am out of the things that are generally required to make a specific items. The most yummiest and out of the ordinary dishes get done. So with this thought at hand I am going to attempt something.
I am committing myself to a no spanking, no shouting 30 day period. I intend to be innovative and bring about Godly disciple and also intend to put off anger and put on love. I also intend to record my journey.
Will I be successful? I hope to. Will I fail at times? I guess I will. Will that make me give up? Nope! I will just go on trying, knowing that this is something that will be good for both of us. Each time I fall/fail I will remember that I am not perfect, I am being perfected. I will run to the cross for God’s forgiveness and get up and continue in this journey!
Let the challenge begin!!!