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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
APRIL 23 v 13 TWELVE STEPPING WITH POWER IN THE PROVERB
Do not withhold correction from a child,
For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
STEP 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Children are the key to our future. My daughter just turned eighteen and it took a lot of apologies and long talks to try and fix the damage I caused our relationship . There are times when I get caught up in the could , would , and should haves . My daughter deserved a lot more than what she got . I was so selfish I barely gave her the time of day . Addiction is the worse form of selfishness and it will steal all that is important to you . Growing up I did not get enough correction like the Proverb mentions and what you have is a dysfunctional adult .If you have kids and you are in active addiction I guarantee your kids are going to grow up just like you dysfunctional and out of control. Correcting your children when in active addiction is something you should not exercise because your out of control and your children are mirror image of your behavior . This is the main reason your children don't listen or respect you ,how can they when you are so out of control. The bottom line you gotta work the steps everyday , pray everyday tell your children you have made some mistakes explain to them we can work together we can all get past this terrible part of our lives and begin together to live life the way it is meant to be lived.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.