“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.” Ephesians 4:1
When God told the Israelites to take Jericho, He asked them to walk around the city one time each day for 6 days and seven times on the 7th day. I am sure that the Israelites were thinking, “Why doesn’t God just do it!” But, God has lessons for us to learn during the wait. Usually one of them is trust and another is obedience.
What about you? What promise or goal are you striving for that God has placed upon your heart? One of my sons feels called to be a missionary pilot. He is waiting for that reality to happen and he is preparing to go to school to get the licenses that he will need. Two sons feel led to start a business, and if you were to ask them about footwork, they would laugh! There has been lots of that!
Hint of the day: Help your children set goals with God’s plan for them in mind. God would have all us be healthy, so set a goal of physical fitness. It may be to run a 5k or to do 100 sit ups. Then help them to wait upon God’s fulfillment as they start training. If they plan to go into a specific field, help them set goals to get them ready. My pilot son has been earning his ranks through Civil Air Patrol while in high school. He has flown many times and knows this is God’s calling. Be obedient and wait. God will guide and strengthen you in the process, not just in the conclusion.