Okay, no, I’m not talking about a fun tournament or game. I’m talking about every single day of my life. Nerf guns, peace treaties, and time-outs. With six of us kids, my house can get quite hectic at times!
Okay, any one else here have problems, fights, etc, with your siblings? I am willing to bet that I am not the only one. Well, I’ve been trying to be nice to them. . . well. . . for my whole life. And it has not been easy. I can accurately say that I am just beginning this journey.
What I have ultimately learned is that you cannot become a saint over night. It takes baby steps. I started with just taking my sister to the horse barn with me. Then I began purposefully using encouraging language. Also, I’ve been trying to be more patient and long-suffering. It is a proven fact that siblings can be ANNOYING! And of course we could NEVER be annoying. . . right?
Also, I’ve begun to pray over my relationships with my siblings. I still have a long way to go. My siblings need to be encouraged by me. But the real question is, are they? How are your relationships with your siblings?