As parents, people, leaders, etc. we are constantly striving to live a purposeful life. We aim to have a vision, create a plan and then get into action; however, how many of us have a vision and a plan for our daily interactions with our children? As parents, we are given the greatest gift that anyone can receive and with that, we have been entrusted with the greatest responsibility of shaping their souls. For many of us, we recognize this responsibility but are so busy with our own daily grind that we simply wing it. We go through each day without an end in mind, no plan with which to make decisions or a productive way to build our children’s character. Instead, we run ourselves ragged and parenting ends up becoming a nuisance instead of a great adventure.
However, what if we took our leadership and visionary skills and applied them to parenting? What if we wrote out a plan to shape our children’s character? What if we knew the end goal and were able to respond instead of react to our kids’ shenanigans, thus illustrating sound leadership? By developing a vision and a daily plan for our kids’ character development, we are equipping them to handle whatever obstacles are thrown their way. By being proactive and deliberate parents, we will embrace our greatest responsibility of stewarding the souls of our children!