If we are always hiding our failures, our kids will never learn how to handle their own failures.

Authentic Leaders Lead at Home

Scripture Reading:  2 John 3:7-10

Key Verse: 1 John 3:9

No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

John is warning us in today’s scriptures that we must develop a consistency in our walk with God.  We can’t say we love God and yet continue to live a sinful life.  That kind of inconsistency destroys the testimony of what the power of God can do in our lives.  That kind of inconsistency will destroy our family as well.  As your spouse and children look at your life, do they see consistency in your words with your walk?

            Being consistent won’t mean that you will be perfect in all your ways in the home.  We all need to admit our failures.  It is important for the family to hear the “leader” apologize for some blunder.  This kind of humble spirit does not hurt your leadership, it helps it!  I personally can think of several times when I had to apologize to my kids for the way I handled a situation.  I was usually right in what I was trying to accomplish, but wrong in how I went about it.

            This kind of honest and open walk with God is desperately needed in our homes.  If we are always hiding our failures, our kids will never learn how to properly handle their own failures.  Even worse, our kids will see our failures, no matter how much we try to hide them.  This approach comes off as hypocritical.  Be consistent about the lifestyle of Christ likeness described in the Bible. 

Father, give me the humility and courage to live out a holy life consistently.  Holy Spirit shine through me.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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