1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
So as parents, we shouldn’t give our children more responsibility than they can bear. We have to study them and know their growth and increase them according to their maturity. Otherwise we are setting them up for failure. I believe that I have made this mistake with all of my children. They show the smarts and ability to do something so I let them try before they have reached the maturity to handle the responsibility. (Wow, that’s a word for the church)! God wants our children to be successful. We have to be good stewards over their lives until they are old enough to make their own decisions and exercise their free will. It takes a lot of prayer and patience being a parent!
Father, we thank You for Your revelation. Continue to show us strategy in raising our children through everyday circumstances. Forgive us for not showing patience or exercising discernment when assigning our children to new things. Help us be more aware of their maturity so that we don’t set them up for failure. Help us give them the tools that they need to grow, make good decisions and resist temptation. Help us stay focused on Your will for their lives and not what would seem easier or more convenient for us. We want them to be successful and reach full maturity. Help us not stunt their growth, but show them how to thrive. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!