For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
I’ve spent a good bit of time wondering what to say today. Circumstances with my daughter have changed since last week’s post. She stands at a precipice and must put her words into action. Although, she claims a desire to fix her life so she can be with her children, I’m waiting to see if she will take even the first step. The question is what is in her heart? Where is her treasure?
If she can find treasure in restoration with her family, she has a chance. If she allows the world to tempt her with addiction and poor choices, her treasure will not be with us.
She is the only one who has control over where her heart leads her.
She is the only one who has control over which decision she makes.
She must navigate the obstacles, not us.
She must prove her treasure resides with her children by her actions.
Many people don’t understand why a parent doesn’t jump in and help a grown child who asks for help. We could, but we’ve been down that road. If a child who is visibly doing things to straighten out their life asks for help, that’s one thing. If the child continues to blame others for their problems, continues to believe their parents must help them, it’s a totally different story.
We’re not heartless. We care. We love her. We must let her choose where her treasure is.