It’s hard to believe we are already on day 10 of this challenge. I am so blessed to have so many of you along for this journey. I have appreciated the comments and emails, words of encouragement and the questions. What it has shown me is that all of us want to see our daughters grow, mature and follow hard after God. We invest, we pour in, we pray, we worry, we rejoice, we cry and we dance with pride.
But honestly, I would be remiss if I went through this challenge and never acknowledge the fact that sometimes…sometimes despite our best efforts, our pouring in and hard work to instill the right values and God’s truth…that sometimes…our daughter may still make a choice to run. To run hard and fast.
It’s a painful truth that many parents face and they find themselves at a loss. Did they not do enough, did they not pray enough…did they not love enough or give enough? So many questions with few answers.
If you are a parent who has watched your daughter “run away” then you know that pain like no other. I won’t even sit here and pretend that I know what that feels like….because I don’t….and I pray I never do.
But even I realize that my daughters, while I love them dearly and do all I can to guide their steps and path…that ultimately they have a free will choice like any other human being. That as they grow they will make choices for themselves that may cause them to walk away from home, family…us. They may choose to walk away from the values and morals they have been taught…they may choose to walk away from their creator God.
I get the question often...”Is it too late? Am I too late to make a difference?”
And my answer to that is No. Even if it feels like all hope is lost.
While we as parents may not be able to do much more physically there is one thing that we can always do. Actually it is the first thing that we should always do. And that is to pray.
Because the truth is, it is never too late for God.
In Psalm 139:7-12 it says “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
If you are in that place right now…of watching your daughter “run away”...then may I encourage you to keep hitting your knees in prayer. Keep lifting her up to God’s throne…interceding on her behalf. Crying out to the Father to war for her soul. To fight for her freedom from the lies and entrapment of the enemy.
Because sometimes… “Capturing the Heart of our Daughter” also means “Fighting for the Heart of our Daughter.”.
Not fighting against her but fighting for her!
So today I challenge you…fight for your daughter! With all that is within you…take to your knees and fight for her…standing on the promise that God will sustain you as you seek Him and that she is never, ever out of His reach.
“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.” (Psalm 138:3)
“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)I would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment here on the blog, on the Fearless Heart Facebook Page or send your thoughts to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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