“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12 NIV)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
(Romans 12:2 ESV)
Whether a college students moved all the way across the country for college or still resides in the same bedroom they’ve lived in since they were born; their relationship with their family has changed in some way. While this may be frustrating at times for parents and family, it is good. This is a time in a young adult’s life in which they begin to discover who they are as the individual God created them to be. Their growth involve some distance from the people closest to them. It is a confusing time of figuring out the balance between God’s command to honor their parents and yet find their own identity in this world.
Pray today that as students going through this process would still know the love and care from their family. Ask God to give them wisdom on how to be independent and yet honor and find joy in their relationships with their family. Pray also for their parents and family asking God to give them understanding of the space their student needs to grow and patience and wisdom in the journey.