“I love your eye shadow.” She told me as little arms wrapped around my neck. “The blue with the pink is so pretty.” Honestly, I barely had any eye shadow on; it was just a thin line above my lashes, but she noticed it nonetheless. Her smile broadened as I thanked her for the compliment.
These little details – the ones I doubt anyone will notice – haven’t missed her watchful eye. She’s taking in everything and storing it in her growing mind. My answer is her answer; my favorite color is hers; if I like it, she’ll insist she prefers it too.
I remember these days. When I insisted I loved tomatoes or blue cheese, though in reality I simply liked them. The truth was my dad loved these things and I wanted to love them because he did. Of course, I could never bring myself to love mushrooms as he does… I guess I just wasn’t willing to push my taste buds that far (I’m sure they were thankful for that).
What Are You Gonna Do About It?
The point is, these little eyes are watching and they’re eager to follow. Are you leading as you should? While this applies to others, I say this directly to my peers. You have become the definition of “cool” to these little ones. Whether you realize it or not, you could very well play a significant part in shaping their future.
So put your words into their mouth and see how they sound. Would you want them to say that? Examine your actions through their eyes and simply realize that they’re ready to follow your lead, wherever you go.
You have the chance to lead them closer to their heavenly Father or further away. The question is, what are you gonna do about it?