The year is 2009. The age of advanced technology and poor unbiblical standards; few have high goals, even fewer, valuable expectations that will last.
In the middle of TV show, video-game, and dating America, lies only a handful of families who truly desire more than this age offers. Many think of them as old- fashioned, sheltered, and even brainwashed.
? If you’re not out of the house living on your own or with friends at eighteen, you’re considered brainwashed and ignorant. ? If you’re homeschooled, but not on your way to college you’re considered too sheltered and uneducated.
? If you are a lady and don’t plan on going to college after high school, people think there is something wrong with you. ? If you choose not to date, you’re looked down upon as “inexperienced”.
? If you don’t get your drivers license as soon as is possible, you’re considered foolish, sheltered and too dependent.
? If you respect your parents over anyone else, people think they brainwashed you.
Well! Let me tell you; I am all the above. That is how the world sees me. You may be too!
Have you ever had a person tell you or tell someone else, about you, “You’re brainwashed”, “That’s so old- fashioned”, “You’re too sheltered”, “You’re old enough to make your own decisions.” ???
Allow me to reassure you, there is NOTHING wrong with being old-fashioned and sheltered!
Just because our decisions are based upon our parents’ wisdom does not make them any less than any other decision! Seeking our parents’ guidance and following in their footsteps makes us nothing but blessed! The total number of orphans worldwide is projected to reach 44,000,000 by 2010! I can imagine they all wish they had parents they could seek wisdom from!
“He who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 10:22, 24:14, and Mark 13:13) Endure to the end, my friend! Follow after Yahweh with a malleable heart. Always accept and embrace your parents’ guidance, protection and love. The world will not reward us (read all the above mentioned verses) but our Rewarder, Yahweh, will! May He bless you as you walk the straight and narrow!