Putting Connection Before Perfection

In the hustle of day to day life, it can be easy to lose sight of what's truly essential. God gives Seth perspective on what's important on a hectic day.

 

Putting Connection Before Perfection

In the hustle of day to day life, it can be easy to lose sight of what's truly essential. God gives Seth perspective on what's important on a hectic day.


It’s a scene most parents know well: the scramble out the door, into the car and onto the road on time. And, as most parents also know, it’s the “on time” that often causes the most trouble.

As a father to young kids, Seth Dahl can certainly relate. He’s also the children’s pastor at Bethel Church. In his latest video, he provides some helpful perspective for parents when they’re caught in pursuit of the clock.

“You know how it goes, the more you’re late, the more you’re rushing your kids,” he explains. “I was rushing my daughter, she was getting more frustrated, I was getting more frustrated. It’s taking forever, when all of a sudden I get interrupted by this thought from God.”

He pauses.

“What’s more important?” Seth felt God ask. “My connection to my kids or being on time?”When put like that, it’s easy to recalibrate. Of course, life rushes in and it’s impossible to be that mindful of every minute of every day, but grace helps us out.

“My connection to my kids is most important,” Seth continues, “and as soon as I remembered that, all the pressure left, all the stress. And all the pressure left my daughter and she jumped right in the car.”

We can always correct. We can always start over. We always remind ourselves of what’s most important. Watch the video above for the rest of Seth’s thoughts on connecting with our kids.


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