We have looked at a lot of different influences as far. But what about our peers, how do they help us or hinder us? Who are your peers? Coworkers, friends, virtual friends, the group you meet with each week, school mates, spouse. Do you stick to the same compass when your around each? I know that is a lot of questions, the answers I am not seeking from you. I just want you to think about them. As I was seeking God’s guidance to a circumstance that arose about peers; I discovered a lot of questions. Some of which I listed above and many more went through my head. When it comes to keeping the same moral compass no matter what, I face some tough decisions. That is why I have said we have to know deep down inside who we really am. Sticking to my moral compass with my coworkers has led to a lonely existence at work. An existence that Satan uses often to attack me. Would it be easier to use a different compass with them? Definitely Yes. But then I am not being true to who I am. What about your children or grandchildren, are you helping them navigate their moral compass with their peers? We have only a little time before they are grown. How are we helping them? When these precious ones are bullied, lied to and stolen from, are we sharing with them how to show God’s love? Are we showing God’s love towards the accused? These are a few of the questions I have been asking myself recently. In the circumstances, I have found a number of levels that can be used as tools for their guidance.
- Help our child pray on how to handle the situation.
- Help them with a plan of approaching their peer.
- Help them plan a way of showing God’s love to their peer.
- Help them see how acting out a wrong action affects others.
- Finding new ways to pray over our children in specific ways.
- Show them how we are there for them, yet still able to show God’s love to the peer that done them wrong.
I want to use this short time I have with my child to help him to discover who he is deep down inside in Christ. How to way out decisions in life that influence his own moral compass. How to be able to stand firm in what he believes. His peers will try to influence him, just as my peers tried to influence me. My prayer is that his relationship with Christ is stronger than mine was at his age. Than maybe just maybe he can be the one who can influence them to Christ.
In His Love, Crisi