Paul Tripp: God doesn’t call people to be parents because they are able

Foarte adevărat este faptul că nu sunt un tată capabil, competent. Este perfect ok să mă simt inadecvat în acest rol incredibil de frumos. 

Sunt un păcătos ce creşte o mică păcătoasă. 🙂 

Sunt dependent 100% de mila şi îndurarea lui Dumnezeu.

Sunt perfect conştient de slăbiciunile mele şi mă rog să mă port cu milă şi har cu fetița mea. Nu doar acum când slăbiciunile ei sunt adorabile, ci şi peste ani când ele vor fi, poate, deranjante.
“Like everything else God calls people to, God doesn’t call people to be parents because they are able. If you read your Bible carefully, you will understand that God doesn’t call able people to do important things. Abraham wasn’t able. Moses wasn’t able. Gideon wasn’t able. David wasn’t able. The disciples weren’t able, and the story goes on. The reason for this is that there are no able people out there. They just don’t exist. And they surely don’t exist as parents. God did not create human beings to be independently able; he designed us to be dependent. It is not a sign of personal weakness or failure of character to feel unable as a parent. The reason you feel this is because it’s true! None of us has the natural storehouse of wisdom, strength, patience, mercy, and perseverance that every parent needs in order to do his job well. Independent ability, like independent righteousness, is a delusion. So quit beating yourself up because you feel inadequate; you feel that way because it’s true!

But there’s something else to be said here. No child really wants to be parented by parents who think that they’re able. “Able” parents tend to be proud and self-assured parents. Because they are proud of their ability, they act too quickly and with too much self-confidence, and because they do, they lack patience and understanding. “Able” parents tend to assume that their children should be able too, so they tend to fail to be tender when the weaknesses of their children get exposed.”

Paul David Tripp, Parenting


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