Thursday, May 27, 2010

IT'S UP TO YOU

I gave you life, but I cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions, but I cannot always be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot decide for you.
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to be a friend, but I cannot make you one.
I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can grieve about your report card but I canot make you study,
I can advise you about friends, but I cannot choose them for you.
I can teach you about sex and the facts of life, but I cannot decide for you.
I can tell you about drinking, but I cannot say “no” for you.
I can warn you about drugs, but I cannot prevent you from using them.
I an teach you about goals and dreams, but I cannot achieve them for you.
I can teach you kindness, but I cannot force you to be kind.
I can warn you about sin, but I cannot make your morals.
I can love you as a [daughter] son, but I cannot place you in God’s family
I can pray for you and your future, but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.

8 comments:

Tiger said...

It's best not to restrict others to our school of teaching, for they are not the same as us.
Experience will always be the best mentor, although the price may be too high for some.

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Tiger

I always enjoy your comments - short, powerful and succinct with a deeper message than the original post. Thanks a bunch! God bless you and yours always!

Cheers

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

;-)

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Lita

Glad you like it! I do too. You are most welcome. God bless you and yours!

Thanks for visiting this blog!

Hugs

Pill Pusher said...

Your talent is a God's gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to the world.

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Pill Pusher

Thank you for your beautiful comment Take care and have a blessed life.

Anonymous said...

dear masterwordsmith
I beg forgiveness for taking this awesome posting which I had been needing To sum up what I would like to tell my children.
in time of needs,I quote your words and it was spot on.
Thanks again.

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Anon @ 10.32pm

Our children are treasures from heaven...Please don't ask for forgiveness...please feel free to take and to share with others..That is the reason why I run this blog...to inspire others and myself. You are most welcome.

The toughest job in the world is that of a parent!!

May God bless you always as you seek to give your kids your best.

Do keep in touch.

Best wishes