Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death. Proverbs 19:!8
I see lots of young people with huge character flaws. They are self-willed, self-centered, and spoiled. As a result, they feel entitled to many things in life that come from hard work. They want it for free. Much of this mindset comes from their parents who did not discipline them. In the end they are ill equipped to deal with life’s disappointments.
How about me? Have I disciplined my children adequately? By God’s grace, I believe my wife has. Lol. And together we established boundaries, consequences, and rewards for their attitudes and behaviors. More than all of these, God placed pastors and friends in their lives to guide them too.
Lord, even now as my kids are older, I need your wisdom to coach them and inspire them and encourage them. Help me be a better father.