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Topic: Failure (03/01/04)
By Helen Wiebe
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After the wedding she and Brad spent a week in his bachelor's apartment before he could get time off from work to go on a honeymoon. They spent two glorious weeks at a beach resort. It was a very happy time for both of them, but Lynn had forgotten something very important. The man she had just married was not a Christian.
As the years went by their marriage produced sons and daughters. Lynn thanked God for each of them and dedicated them to Him as soon as she knew they were coming.
As time went by she found herself slowly being influenced by her husband and his friends. She fell away from God and things began to go terribly wrong. She found herself being rejected by both, her husband and her children.
It took Lynn several years before she realized what had gone wrong with her life and when she did, she quickly repented of her wrong doings. But it was too late. Her children would never respect her again.
It wasn't until shortly before Brad's death that she realized that Brad had been influencing the children to disrespect their mother. Lynn tried to speak to him about it, but he continued to speak negatively of her. In a few years he would die hating her.
The years Lynn spent nurturing her children had become a miserable failure! Her whole life had been a failure! "Lord, help me!" she cried. "How could I have been so foolish and forget to make sure You were part of the family?"