Being powerful and courageous looks different sometimes. Boss in the middle. Day 5 prayer challenge.

IMG_0440This was the thought God gave me this morning, in the quiet of my closet.  Being powerful and courageous looks different sometimes.  Instead of pushing through to your goals and accomplishing the dreams you have set for your life, no matter what, it could mean letting go and letting God do whatever.  In this case, I have a specific issue.

This involves my daughter and her reading project.  She procrastinates because she doesn’t like it.  She doesn’t like reading.  It’s boring to her.  Last night I told her that I wasn’t doing a good job of motivating her and that I was making it worse.  I decided to let it go.  She likes other things and that’s ok.  She has already passed her grade, so her assignment has no bearing on that.  I need to let go adn let her read when she wants to, because yelling at her and threatening her isn’t working.  It just makes her cry.  Taking things just isolates her in her room and she most times falls asleep or is easily distracted while she’s reading.  I don’t know what to do.  The only thing left is to totally surrender this situation to God.  Perhaps this is training for something much more serious, later in my parenting life.

I have made this decision about 10 times since she started this program.  I need God to provide me with the power and courage to really let go.

It takes more courage and strength to let go, than it does to hold on in this case. I think I know what’s best for her and maybe that’s wrong.

Geez.  Hopefully I can remember my prayer for the day today.  Yesterday I forgot. 🙄

That’s it everyone.  Heading to work now.  Have a great day and be a leader!

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