A parent, when you “sign-up” for this role like many things it is not a destination or finish line process or position…no matter how you become a parent you are being entrusted with growth and development of a young person in the world. This will require sacrifice, if you are unwilling or unable to sacrifice either time or other endeavors you planned at one time in life…you are setting yourself and the child up for a significant amount of suffering on top of what struggles come with the job and being a parent will be so much harder than it already is in life. The best step to take as a parent at any point in the parenting process is a very important step, that is to examine yourself and your relationship with God…because the role of a parent requires sacrifice of self, your relationship with God will be a good indicator of your ability to set yourself aside when necessary to help and support others. Parenthood…this is not about you…seek God and use God’s Word to learn how to be a parent just as God the Father is a parent to you. May God’s love and peace be with you.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2013 at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota)