I woke up in the middle of the night the other night and lay there thinking about my kids, education, jobs, their futures etc.
They have both been slow bloomers like myself when it comes to moving on in life. I didn't leave the nest for good until I was 24 years old. They are 23 and almost 20.
As happens, well-meaning people want to know what my kids are doing. What college they are attending, what job they are in, and if they are making it big in the world. It's interesting, because the prying questions never seem to stop. When we were struggling to have children, well-meaning people would ask us when we were going to have children, and make unwelcomed remarks regarding that. It's no different now. Everyone seems to think they know better and that we are doing it all wrong if they aren't in college, in a lucrative career, married, out on their own by now and the list goes on and on.
But you know what? On any given morning, I can walk into either of my kid's rooms to leave the mail or what have you and find their Bibles and Bible study guides and assorted other Christian books laying about on their beds where they left them after spending time seeking the face of God.
It warms my heart like nothing else to see that my children are walking with the Lord. It says in the Bible to seek God and His kingdom first and all these things will be added unto you, and it says in Proverbs to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your steps. This is what my children are doing. Isn't this the most important thing of all?
They may not be moving along on the same time table as most other kids their age, but who says they have to be like all the others? What is important to me is that they have a heart after God and He will direct their steps in the way that He wants them to go.