I picked up this book today for my kids.
Today's devotional was about people pleasing.
It came at a great time since we just had a conversation about this last night.
The middle child embarrassed the oldest child while we were at the gym.
The oldest said he knew better than to give his younger brother a dose of his own medicine, but
Knowing better doesn't always equal doing better.
It wasn't until a conversation this morning with us that they realized their struggle.
It's a horrible, nasty, awful struggle to live in.
It beckons us to do and say things that we don't really want to do and say just to please others.
My husband and I once again welcomed them to the real world where choices exist.
I hope we convinced them that pleasing others while hurting someone else
will always reap hard consequences.
We reminded them that deep, deep, deep, deep down they love one another.
And, we challenged them to do better next time.
They thought it was so cool that they both struggled with people pleasing just last night
and then the very first devotion out of their new book expressed wisdom on the very same thing.
I think not.