New jobs are rough. New environment. New people. New skills to learn. New responsibilities to remember. It can be overwhelming. One of my first real jobs was Best Buy. The first week was scary. Customers were asking me where things are, and I have no clue. I think I once gave someone directions to the bathroom to find batteries! (Not really.) People are asking me what the different is between this and that. My standard answer included color, price and something I remember from science class involving mitosis. (Again, not really.) It was bad. But it got better as it went.
One thing that made working at Best Buy easier was knowing what my job was. I helped people with home theater products. It was simple. It was outlined in a manual. And I knew when I had done my job or not. A customer either bought something or they didn't.
But the job of parenting is completely different. It's not clear; it's vague. There's no parent college. It's more like learn as you go. Rarely do you know when you have succeeded. Regularly feel like you're not making it. And almost always the customer (child) has a complaint. So how does God want a parent to parent? And why should teenagers care about the job of parenting? (Hint: Learn the old saying, "If momma's not happy, aint nobody happy!") Join us Wednesday, Nov 13th @ 7 pm and we talk more about parents.
Each week two blogs will be posted for Blast and Ignite.