Our little girl has reached that stage of her life where she’d imitate a lot of things she see from other people especially from us. She probably thinks it’s funny or she’s old enough to imitate certain ways people do things.
A few examples of things she’d like to imitate from people around her would be: the way people sit, cross their arms during conversations, facial expressions, say things, etc. It’s quite amusing but at the same time scary. It can be scary because if we do something wrong or inappropriate then she’d immediately pick it up. I think of her brain as a sponge just absorbing things quickly.
Sober reality check: What we do and say around her can and will influence her in one way or another.
Therefore, it is imperative that we are careful at all times with what we do and say and also at the same time careful with where we take her.
I’d love for her to not imitate me or us but Christ. But for now, we are God’s representatives to her. We must act and speak accordingly. We must make it a point that she grows with the correct picture of Christ—loving, patient, forgiving, kind, merciful, gentle, generous, etc.
1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all for the glory of God.”
Another sober reality check:May we practice what we preach by God’s grace.