God's Positioning System
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
Parents everywhere have slipped and fallen. They've lost their footing and tumbled down the steps of the family arena. They have lost, or better yet, they have given away their rightful positions in the family. And the results have been devastating.
Marriages have been bruised, battered, busted and broken because too many parents have lost focus of their roles. They've let culture dictate to them what the primary focus of the family should be and they have ignored the guiding GPS—God’s Positioning System.
God’s plan for the family is simple. God first. Marriage second. Children third. Sadly, though, we have a positional problem. Too many families are trying to do life inverted and backwards. The kids stand at the top step of the family arena, while the marriage is left slip-sliding to the bottom.
But that’s not the goal of parenting. It’s not what God wants, and it’s not what works. The right definition of parenting, God’s definition of parenting is teaching and training your children to leave.
As parents, your number one goal should be to prepare your child to leave. The implications of this are towering. So live by God’s positioning system. Invest more strength and energy to your marriage and discover what the true meaning of parenting is.