Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Word of the Day... August 6, 2014....


Insensitivity, 
Part Two
by Charles R. Swindoll
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.   1 Peter 4:8

We've been talking about the tragedy of insensitivity in relationships. Parental sensitivity rates desperately low these days. It's part of the fall-out of our rapid pace. Solomon tells us that our children "make themselves known" by their deeds, their actions. He then reminds us that we have ears and eyes that ought to hear and see (Proverbs 20:11–12). But again, it takes time to do that. And again, we're "too busy."

Let's think that over. A basic task you accepted when you became a parent was the building of self-esteem and confidence into your offspring. Without coming out and saying it, they look to you to help them know how to believe in themselves, feel worthwhile, valuable, secure in a threatening world. In dozens of ways they drop hints that ask for help. The sensitive parent spots the hint, deciphers the code, and wisely brings reinforcement.

In his fine book Hide or Seek, Dr. James Dobson lists the five most common barriers that cause our children to doubt their worth—even when they are deeply loved. The first barrier on the list is "parental insensitivity." Our challenge is to counteract the world's value system, which requires of our little ones either high intelligence or physical attractiveness. It's impossible to shut out this value system entirely, but we must keep things in proper perspective—especially if our kiddos are neither smart nor beauties! Failure to do so can easily result in struggles with inferiority.

The key, I repeat, is sensitivity—tuning into the thoughts and feelings of our kids, listening to the clues they give us, and reacting appropriately. The sensitive heart rubs its fingers along the edges, feeling for the deep cracks . . . the snags . . . taking the time to hear . . . to care . . . to give . . . to share.

It's worth clearing your schedule, I promise.  Love this devotional today!!!  I hope you did as well!!!  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!!

1 comments:

yes and yes for that precious psalm 23 for us today to be bless and in wisdom and in the drinks of life to joy and moving on in favor and in to sow our seed ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden

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