Is it possible to have too much grace?
While in the pursuit of being a grace-based compassionate parent, it’s easy to exercise the compassion of man and not God.
Remember Jesus’ rebuke to Peter when Peter told Him that he would fight to protect Him from going to the cross.
Jesus said, “Get behind me, satan. You’re a stumbling block to me; you don’t have in mind the things of God, but the things of men!”
Well, how often does our well-intented compassion toward our kids actually cheat them from God’s best because we can’t bear to see our kids struggle?
But, history reveals the incredible things teens have accomplished in the past. Many parents just find it easier to do things themselves–but then who gets cheated?
Have you ever considered that affording your kids a struggle can actually be a tremendous act of grace on your part?
At Shepherds Hill Academy we tell the students that it was by the grace of God…
…that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
How else is character built?
Conversation Starter: I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Can parents exercise too much grace upon their children?