If you are the parent of a prodigal, one of the best things you can do is to live your life. Meanwhile, God will bring you peace regarding your prodigal.
A former prodigal shared that tidbit of information with us as we were waiting and watching for a sign that our prodigal was turning back to us. Our friend said, “If your child is at all paying attention to your life in their absence, they’ll notice.” Continuing on “as usual” sends the message to your prodigal that they are missing out. Life is marching on, and you are living it.
It’s not that what they do doesn’t bother you (because it most certainly does!), but living your life as normally as possible gives them the impression that you are continuing on – with or without them. So, live your life!
Believe me, I know how hard it is to ignore your child’s rebellion and move forward as if everything is completely normal. I know. Nothing is normal. Far from it. Right? So how can you move forward? I believe this pastor’s sermon will help give you a new perspective.
Did that help you? How I wish I’d heard this sermon during our trial!
Some dear friends of ours who currently have a prodigal visited this church in Texas on Father’s Day. This sermon was for them. And, it’s for you and me and all the other parents of prodigals. Share this post with any and all of your friends who have prodigals. Encourage them today through these words from Warren Samuels.
Most importantly, rather than looking at your prodigal problems, look to the Lord. How hard has it been for you to stop focusing on your problem? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.