Daddy, I Don’t Need You
Last week Alyanna started swimming with a floater on her own. It has been years that I have been encouraging her to do so. Our goal is that this year she would learn how to swim. So on the second day of our swimming, she started going to the deep part of the pool and said, ” Daddy look I don’t need you!!!”
What??? Did I just hear her say the inevitable??? DADDY I DON’T NEED YOU!!!
Well it is true, one day she won’t need me. Yes I will be there but technically she won’t need me. It is a fact but as she is under my care now, I need to train her and guide her so that when she is released in this world, she will be ready to face the trials, temptations and challenges of this world.
Ephesians 6:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
I believe our greatest priority as Christian parents is to gradually transfer our children’s dependence away from us until it rests solely on God. Help your kids move gracefully from childhood into adulthood. This is our lifetime calling.
If we are faithful parents, we gradually teach our children to do things without us. But our goal should not be to raise totally
independent kids. Our goals is to raise them to be dependent – not on us or anyone else but on Jesus.