Communication Blockers (part 2)
The final blocker this week is one that we all have to deal with at one time or another. It is impatience. This is an emotion that can sometimes be avoided if we are simply more organized and not having to rush everywhere. But ultimately patience is a Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22), which means that it is not something that we come by naturally.
When we are impatient with our children for whatever reason we can more easily brush off what they are saying and not truly listen to them. If we get in a pattern of impatience it can cause them to clam up and either turn elsewhere to be listened to or internalize everything. Both of these are bad especially when it is our job to make them feel loved and valued.
Choose to be patient with your children. Make sure that you are spending time communicating with God. Only through His strength can you be patient through any frustration, and communicate to your children not only your love for them but ultimately His!