What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

That is a question that I will strive never to ask my children as they are growing.

Why?

Because, our culture is obsessed with “what you do defines who you are”.

We walk around thinking our title at work is where our social class lies. We didn’t get that promotion at work and now our self-worth goes down a little. You lose your job and you’re scared to tell friends and family because you’re embarrassed.

I want my children to do what they love. But, more importantly I don’t want their value to be tied to a job or even a career. I want their worth to come from God and know they are valued and important no matter what title they hold.

I want my children to grow up and want to be moms, dads, husbands and wives. Because, ultimately I want them to be an awesome spouse, an amazing parent and someone who loves Jesus. I don’t care what they DO for a job.

So, let’s start asking our kids what they want to DO when they grow up, instead of what they want to BE when they grow up.

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