It seems like your parents have said the same thing fifty million times. Why does he or she keep bugging you about the same thing repeatedly? You may even say, “I get it. They don’t have to keep saying it.” But do you really understand what “it” is? The reality is that once you “get it” that it will no longer be an issue for you or your parent. So, it’s time to take some steps to responsibility. Let us walk through a scenario.
Every day, your mom, dad, or guardian says, “You need to make sure you lock the door behind you when you get home from school.”
First, you need to acknowledge that they are concerned about your safety. Acknowledge the reason why they are saying take the precaution.
Second, you may need to acknowledge that in the past you have failed to take the precautions you should.
Third, you need to apologize for the past failure and not being sensitive that they are executing their parental duties. This is what they are supposed to do for you, their child. Loving parents protect their children.
Fourth, do what they have asked you to do consistently. We know you may not always get it right, but making a conscious effort every time builds trust.
Fifth, learn from this and apply it to other areas of your life. Your goal is to get eternal gain. If you “get it”, you will grow in other areas of your life. That may not seem like a big deal right now. We know you have a lot on your mind at this age, but later, you will see what a difference it makes. Besides, people will look at you differently in a great way.
-Jacqui Wilson, CCE Founder
Was this helpful to you? Let us know, and be sure to check out this week’s lesson focus Who’s Responsible? The Thieves on the Cross. Learn how one acknowledgment of responsibility led one man to eternal life.