It was weed pulling day at our home. I started with three little helpers yanking weeds around me in our flower beds and around the house. As the morning went on they dropped like flies. The first one was done after fifteen minutes, the second child lasted just over thirty minutes, but the third kid was still with me after an hour. I was shocked, surprised, proud, and curious. What caused one child to last longer in an act of hard work and service while two others more quickly dropped?
Some of it was age, the younger ones dropped out first. But I couldn’t help ask if there were other factors involved. This line of questioning led me to seek to understand and learn “How to Teach My Kids to be Servant Hearted“. In a world that repeatedly shows and teaches kids to pursue their self-interest above all else, we want our kids to be counter-cultural and others oriented. What makes this endeavor even more difficult is that their own hearts naturally bend to self-satisfaction.
The endeavor as parents to turn selfishness into servant heartedness in my own life is hard enough, but to seek to help my kids in it is another level. While my wife and I are intentional in trying to shape our kids to be servant-hearted, this article was a quick, concise, and helpful reminder with 3 easy tips.
If you are a looking to become more servant-hearted yourself or helping others do so make sure to check out the article. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.