“A life frittered away disgusts GOD; he loves those who run straight for the finish line” (Proverbs 15:9 MSG).
In our world today we have many children whose parents have split or separated that will drift into a life frittered away. To “fritter away your life” means to waste a life over a period of time on things that are not worthwhile. Is there anything you can do to help these children and give them a chance to get a fresh start toward that finish line?
Yes, there is! You can start thinking like God does about these children. God values children, all children. Many times in our churches we forget to value the child of divorce/cohabitation. We are busy with so many responsibilities that these children seem to get lost. It might be because this child only shows up occasionally in your church.
As children’s workers, it’s important to pray and consider ways you or someone in your church can help these children get a start toward that finish line. You may never know what happens to that child in his or her future life, but if you can just help them now, you will be giving them a chance to keep from frittering their lives away.
Sometimes that means understanding the single parent a little better. We forget that many single parents are struggling as much as their children. Following is an excerpt from an email I received. Hopefully this message will encourage you to reach out.