I woke up to the sounds of children fussing.
This is not unusual in my house.
The youngest and the oldest were at odds with each other.
I wish I had remembered that when I was playing, “rooster of the henhouse,” as a 25-year-old department store manager. The only legacy I left behind was, “Yay! she's gone! Good riddance.” I have nothing to show for those years except for all the grief I caused many people all for the sake of power.Now I'm a Mom,and my oldest daughter is almost a teenager. I see the same struggle in her as I had growing up. How do we delegate without dictating? How do you show you are in charge and responsible without coming across as a tyrant. So what's the answer? My husband tells the kids, “you catch more flies with honey than with vinager.”
That's it. That's the key: kindness, respect and patience and discernment.
Take a look at the people you admire most. Why do you admire them? More than likely you admire them for their character and their heart.
My daughter will have to figure out for herself through her struggles and trials that to be like Christ is the key to everything. Having the heart, the compassion, the love, that will take you so far. Jesus never dictated. He was a friend…….. and leaves with all of us a living legacy that will last eternity. The best way to gain respect is to LOVE.
1Corinthians 13:13( NIV)