There's these little people that follow me everywhere I go. I can't go to the bathroom without company. I can't run to the store without a little shopper with me throwing in everything he thinks we need. I can't sleep through the night without someone crawling under the covers with me.
But I wouldn't have it any other way.....these little guys....I'm their biggest fan. They are my sunshine.
Yet, I know that they watch me. They learn from me. They follow me.
I have to ask myself, "Am I leading them in the right direction? Am I leading to where I really want them to follow?"
That's a major self check on my part.
I don't want to be the parent that says, "Do as I say, not as I do." After all, actions do speak louder than words. I want to live a life that I would be proud of my children to follow. I want them to follow me to Christ.
During our Mother's Day service last week, our pastor talked about being proud of your children when they do something great...a home run, a good grade, a trophy. All of those things are great, but the greatest achievement....to have a child that has decided to follow Christ.
That is my ultimate goal, not that my children would follow me, but that they would follow Jesus. He can lead them to greater places than I could ever imagine.