How being nice doesn't always feel good

10 Comments

  • Reply Onlygirl4boyz 2016 at 9:17 AM

    I really love this post and the points you share and your heart to glorify the Lord!

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 1:44 PM

      Thanks. I’m so glad that my son really understood that this shouldn’t stop us from pressing forward. What a lesson for us all. Thanks for taking time today.

  • Reply Amanda | My Gluten-Free Miami 2016 at 1:22 PM

    This is a wonderful post. You recognized the situation as one of those precious teachable moments.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 1:42 PM

      Thank you! Yes, I wanted to get out in front of it, I could see the wheels begin to turn in his head as soon as it happened.

  • Reply Suzanne Hines 2016 at 2:45 PM

    You are doing such a good job teaching him, Mama.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 3:31 PM

      oh, thanks! Let me tell you, that really means a lot! Thanks for your encouragement Suzanne 🙂

  • Reply Sheila 2016 at 1:25 AM

    This is a beautiful reminder of how often I was like the man and refused God’s kindness towards myself. You are so right about being in the right frame of mind to accept it, but Aden has planted a seed and although He many never see the result of his seed on earth his reward is in heaven! What a great lesson….one we all can learn from 🙂

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 2:24 PM

      I’m so happy about your comment. You’ve made me think of this entire conversation in a new light. Planting seeds of faith is something we talk to them about, but for some reason I was dealing with making sure this encounter didn’t stop Aden from pressing on. Wow, so great! thanks for sharing your thoughts Sheila!

  • Reply Jennifer 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Jen, I love this!!! SO MUCH!! This is a great teachable moment to teach a child about still loving someone or showing them love even if they are not ready to accept it. I have prayed many times about having a heart to bless and love others even if I am rejected or if they are not someone I want to love. For instance, if someone is unkind to me, it is hard to still show love him/her. The points you gave on what to pray for are so good and you have really blessed me with your post. I am sharing this with others. Thank you so much!

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 6:11 PM

      Jennifer, I’m with you! I find it difficult to be kind to those who’ve rejected me-it’s something to keep in constant prayer. But we’re hoping this sets up a pattern of behavior for the kids that’ll help make it easier for them in the future. Also, I’m over the moon that this has touched you! I’m so excited to see God taking the space and allowing me to share what I’m learning. Thank you so much for sharing this with others!! So glad to have connected with you!

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