"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Some people

Do you have someone in your life that every time you see them they annoy you? I do. I hate it I don't like it that this person bothers me. I feel like this person thinks that it is their job to make all the decisions in my life, and if that's not bad enough they think every decision I make is wrong. Everything I do is wrong. It is exhausting. I get really uncomfortable around them know. This results in me saying more than I should. I tend to talk when I get nervous. It gets me in lots of trouble. I wish I had the guts to say "Stay out of my business if your worried about me please just pray for me". If I said this I would feel really bad. I cant decide which would is worse. What do you think? Anyway it happened again tonight. Its hard to be confident in parenting when someone is always telling you that your doing it wrong. sigh sigh Why do I care what they think? It is sad but I do. I want so desperately want to please them but I feel like I cant no matter how hard I try. tears


that jon jackson | desigu.com said...

i know you know this, but sometimes repeating things helps.
The only person you have to be concerned about is God. and secondly, me, since we're in this together and God has entrusted both of us (no one else) with the instruction and raising of these kids. When they're grown and we don't have the influence on them we do now, it won't be those people who are telling you what you should do who are going to be responsible before God for how they turn out, it will be us. So as far as i'm concerned whoever it is can just blow it out their ear. Just tell them that "they have an interesting perspective but jon and i have decided as the ones who were entrusted with these kids that we are the ones who are making the decisions for their well being." So thank you for your concern and no offense but I would much rather have your prayers for my wisdom than your advice for my well being.

Dani said...

thanks for the advice
I had not thought about it in that way before.