My daughter and I are at a crosswalk. She is a senior and beginning to transition. She have a specific plan and I have a specific plan, and our plans do not match. She have a career choice in mind, matter of fact, she is adamant about this choice. As her parent, I do not feel it is a good fit for her based on her limitations. I have tried to influence her decision on what I think is a good fit.
One day we were walking and the subject came up. But this time it was different. When she spoke of her career choice, I saw something. Then I remember something, long time ago, I said I was going to do three things when I grew up, be a nurse, adopt a child, and write a book. I believe God put those in my spirit because I did all three!! So who am I to tell my daughter what she can not do? God spoke in my spirit, we can do all things through Him and I know the plans.
He put us together for a reason and allowed me to train her up, but she is not mine, and I do not know the plans He have for her.
So now I constantly remind myself to trust God and let go. This week God has showed up, two opportunities have come to my daughter. I am not sure how it will play out, but there may be a praise on the way. Wait.... there is a praise right now, just for the opportunity!!! God is good!!!
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So, if you are in that place with your junior/senior...be still. Pray and trust God. He knows the plan. He allowed us to rear these children, but ultimately they belong to Him. If God has placed something in their spirit, we can not talk them out of it, and if it do not work out, at least they tried. We as parents need to let them have their own faith walk. He is their Father, as well.
Jeremiah 1:5, Philippians 4:13
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