This morning on the way to school my son and I had a conversation about words, the ones you can say and the ones you shouldn’t.
“How do I know, Dad?”
“Well, if you have never heard your mom and I say it chances are you shouldn’t”
And that struck a cord within me. It hit me like a ton of bricks. The responsibility of being a good role model to my kids.
It is easy for me say “imitate me” when it comes to the words I use. The question is could I say “imitate me” in other areas of my life?
The way I treat my wife?
The way I organize my room?
My work ethic?
My walk with God?
The way I use my money?
The way I care for others?
Could I say, “If you have never seen us do _______________________ than chances are you shouldn’t and if you have seen us do ____________________ than chances are its ok.”
So, I sit here at the end of this blog post feeling challenged…
and I’m glad for it.