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Teenagers Can't Wait To Get It
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Independence! It's something we all value. Two year olds grasp at it, eighty-year olds want to keep it, and teenagers can’t wait to get it. We want to make our own decisions, be our own person. Yet, dependence is a vital part of God’s plan. We’re dependent on Christ to forgive us, and dependent on the Holy Spirit to grow in our faith. As fellow believers we are taught to depend on each other; and Jesus said He did nothing on His own initiative, only what the Father told him to do.

I want to learn to be more dependent... on Jesus.

Marv Mickley


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  1. LeslieW posted on 08/08/2012 10:52 AM
    You're right on about aging parents wanting to remain independent as much as possible. Sometimes we tend to take on a parent role when dealing with aging parents instead of asking their opinion, "What would you like?" "How do you feel about this?"

    Thanks also for the reminder about allowing teens more independence as they slowly show more responsibility/awareness of safety in numbers, etc. "We're fired as micro-managers but we may be re-hired on later as consultants if we show love."

    And it's hard to transition too with preschoolers. We don't want them to skin their knees, while we watch from a distance. But it showed me my child was moving into that wonderful age of 4-5 where they want to explore the world/find everything a wonder/ask questions (sometimes humorous to us). It reminds us jaded adults of how awesome our heavenly Father really is.

    Sometimes we need to step back and depend on our Father/listen to His wisdom/guidance. Sometimes "Do unto others what they need" is as true as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
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