Life has tough lessons in store for all of us. Seeing those experiences through the lens of Biblical truth is vital if we want to thrive in these difficult seasons and grow. As parents, we want to prepare our kids for these challenges so they can flourish.
So what lessons are most important for our kids to learn?
In this creative and reflective episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I dig deep into my acting roots and share the three most important lessons life teaches everyone by examining the foundational principals of improvisational acting. Did you know that I was an improvisational actor for many years? Well, I was. There’s nothing like the rush that comes from entertaining people on a stage for hours without a script. And in those crazy moments of learning the craft of comedy improv, God hammered home the most important lessons about life. Those lessons are:
At some point, life throws everyone a curve ball. An anticipated promotion doesn’t happen. A beloved child has a permanent disability. A routine outing results in a tragic accident. In big ways and small ways, life disappoints us. So what do you do? Life lesson # 2 tells us.
2. Whatever life brings you in life, accept it and build.
When life gives us a sucker punch to the gut, we must remember that God causes all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28) So we need to teach our kids to accept whatever comes our way, and build on it—expecting God to do something good with what ails us. And finally, perhaps my favorite life lesson…
3. With God, your mistake can become a masterpiece.
That excruciating loss in your life, that big mistake, that epic fail, that horrific accident… in the hands of God can become triumphant. It can become the greatest victory. It can become a new ministry that leads other people to victory—if we let God have His way.
Teaching our kids these practical principles will enable them to grow in the toughest seasons of life by trusting God to bring good out of what the enemy meant for harm. To hear how I learned these lessons while entertaining thousands of theater-goers without a script, check out Episode 88 of CP/CW. You can listen on Life Audio by clicking on the image below:
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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, podcaster, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping parents be a godly example for their kids in an ungodly world.
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