Anytime I talk about my childhood, how it affected me, and what I’ve learned, you’re going to hear about three people: Â My mother and her parents. Â Anything worthwhile and positive that I’ve ever learned came from them.
My mother raised my brother and I alone. Â My father left when I was 5. Â She has been and continues to be the single, greatest influence in my life. Â My mom is a character! Â She’s also kind, generous and wise. Â We don’t always agree, but that’s to be expected. Â I still greatly respect her opinions. She has taught me so many things, but she always prioritized honoring God in my decisions.
My grandparents. Â My grandfather was a pastor . Â My grandmother was a godly woman.Â I spent a lot of time with them as I grew up and they both made it their mission to teach me about God and His word.
I was given an awesome biblical foundation and I’m grateful for it to this day. It has guided me through every area of my life. Now, I’m not saying I have lived a perfect life. Ain’t no way. Â But knowing God and what He says has been invaluable to me.
My mother and grandparents taught me so many lessons. Â But if I had to sum it all up in one sentence:
Only what you do for Christ will last.Â
There are so many who live this life with no purpose, mo rhyme or reason. Â This lesson helps keep things in perspective for me, and has kept me from a lot of meaningless things. Â It makes me think about the things I do, the things I give my time and attention to. Â Again, that’s not to say that I haven’t wasted my fair share of time and energy.
But this lesson always brings me back around.