I’m starting a journey I’m calling the Parenting Renovation. Just like renovating an old house I”m going to finance, purchase, plan, demo, and rebuild my parenting style and priorities. Every week I’m going to take on one challenge and I would love for you to join me!
What is the Goal?
Brick by brick I want to build up my children and improve myself.
How are we going to demo?
The list we made last week of all the areas we need to work on will be the blueprint for our “demolition” this week. Demolition however will not be a one week challenge like all of our challenges before. True change takes time. Going through your list number them by highest priority. Start with the area of your life that causes the most strife and make that number one. Once you have your list numbered put it in a safe place.
Challenge: Speak life to your problem. What does that mean and how do I do it? CLICK HERE and you will discover something that could literally change the way you talk forever. Demolition could consist of focusing on your problem and coming up with a plan on how to change yourself but that would only set you up for failure. As Joyce Meyer wisely says “Where the mind goes, the man follows.” If you can change the way you talk it will change your thoughts and that is when true change can happen. Start to speak aloud the change you want to see as if it is already done. Example: “I have happily obedient children. I have patience, I am so thankful for how calm my household is.” When you want to complain for example about how your back hurts say aloud I am so thankful I have a back.” We don’t wan’t a quick fix because if we rely on our own strength and actions to succeed than we will fail. We need God. John 15:5 One of my favorite teaching that I listen to when I clean and when I drive in the car is The Power of Your Words. It is a must listen audio teaching that will teach you how to be powerful and empower others!
Double Challenge: Because we are working on our mouth it only seems fitting to tackle an issue that just about every parent in the world struggles with. Yelling. Not every parent struggles with volume and tone control and to those of you who don’t, bless you. I will be the first to come forward and raise my hand. I could come up higher in this area. So in addition to speaking life to your situation I challenge you to not yell all week long. I will do a separate article next week letting you all know how I did. Please feel free to pop in and leave a comment letting us know how you did!
Scripture to encourage you for this challenge.
Proverbs 18:21 Amplified Bible (AMP)
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
James 3:2-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.
3 If we set bits in the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about.
4 Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!
Romans 8:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
If you have a sec please vote for us by clicking the banner below.
Also remember to share on Facebook so other parents
can join the challenge.