Monday, September 2, 2013

Lately on my Heart: Obedience

Obedience. My almost 2 year old is hitting that stage. That stage of disobedience. That stage of when we will slowly begin to work on his heart. He is loving the word "NO!" (surprise, surprise!) and he listens about 1 out of 20 times. Hmm, not too good.

I know sometimes he needs me to kneel down and say it simply to him what I am trying to tell him, and I do. But other times? He just wants to do his own thing. Pulling away. Pulling the opposite way.

We went through this with our oldest and it was tough with him. I need to remember that this is only a short window in his life. Yet it is an important step. The basis. He has his personality. He has his will.  He needs a little shaping and shepherding of his heart though:)

It is hard to obey. Especially when you are young and want to GO GO GO! Yet, I am trying to find those moments to work with him. Shape him to obey me and to agree in his heart to respect me as his mother.

What is it (or was it) like for you with a two year old?


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