The answer to that question might not be what you think.
Right this very second I’m at Ashtyn’s Upwards Kids basketball game at our church. All of the kids are in a row watching the halftime 5-minute message.
It was really engaging as one girl was acting totally silly to illustrate a point with our children’s pastor.
He told us that if we believed in Jesus we should raise our hands. Most of the kids looked back to see if their parents were raising their hands.
I guess a lot of parents didn’t feel the question was directed at them because many the adults didn’t raise their hands.
You know who noticed? The kids!
As the kids were raising their hands they were looking back to see if their parents were raising theirs.
They see more than you think
I watched one little boy whisper-holler at his parents and tell them to raise their hands and motion them to do what he said.
They didn’t do it.
He wasn’t happy and looked back again and yelled to them to raise their hands! I think he was really concerned about their salvation at that point!
They finally raised their hands just a little bit.
I thought about how many times our kids look to us to actually lead them with our ACTIONS instead of just our words.
I started thinking about how my actions don’t always match my words. I need to sharpen that up. Not just for me and my future, but for my kids and their future. That takes a whole other level.
What about you?
Do you lead with words or actions?
Do your kids or grandkids call you out?