Endurance vs. Discouragement
Definition: The inward strength to withstand stress and do my best
* Not be a “quitter”
* Accept both instruction and correction
* Not waste my time, energy, and talent on meaningless pursuits
* Bend instead of break
* Put my whole heart into everything I do
Week One Activities
(Practicing ~ Not being a “quitter”
Do Not allow family members to back out on any personal commitments or promises. Unless it is placing them or someone else in danger.
Commitment is taught by endurance!
Week Two Activities
(Practicing ~ Accepting instruction and correction)
At family time ensure all know that you are there to teach and train them. At times you will need to instruct them, and at other times you will have to correct. God will take over the correction and training roles when they are adults.
Week Three Activities
(Practicing ~ Not waste my time, energy, and talent on meaningless pursuits)
Teach your kids to talk to you about their desires, goals and commitments, so that you can help guide them in making wise decisions.
Week Four Activities
(Practicing ~ Bending Instead of Breaking)
Not everyone keeps commitments, to help your family members understand and handle disappointment, take the time to discuss their feelings when it affects them. Encourage them to endure and stay committed so others won’t feel this way about them!
Week Five Activities
(Practicing ~ Putting my whole heart into everything I do)
Teach your family members to do everything as unto the Lord!