Audience of One
Women tend to be pleasers. We want to please everyone and make them happy. We strive to please our husbands, children, friends, parents, in-laws and even our boss. If "making people happy" is our ultimate goal, we will fail, because no matter how hard you try, you can’t please everyone. But, you can please your Heavenly Father and you DO please Him. He is the one we should strive to please.
We have an audience of One in raising our children. Our sights should be set on pleasing our heavenly Father as we train up our children in the way they should go. As a mom, I can get off track wondering what people will think if my child messes up or behaves in a not so perfect way. Instead, I need to be thinking, “How would my heavenly Father treat my child in this situation? How would God show love and grace while teaching my child a principle of His?” I don't need to waste time and energy worrying about what others think. I need to be going to the throne of God and asking Him for advice and concerning myself with what HE thinks.
As you go about this day with all of your many motherly duties, remember...you have an audience of One.
Prayer: Father, Thank You for Your love for me. God, thank You for always keeping me safe. I pray that as I go about my day today, I will remember I have an audience of one to please and that is You.
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