Asian without A’s Is Sin

A couple of weeks ago, I was helping my daughter with her math homework.  I caught myself looking like a high expectations Asian Father. I was frustrated because my 4th grade daughter did not understand what I explained to her.

Then I realized that I sinned against her by failing to read the instruction that provided an example of making a guess rather than creating an algebraic equation that solves the problem.

I asked my daughter to forgive me for expecting her to solve her math problems at a higher level than she was.

This made me think about the ways in which I relate to both Christians and non-Christians.  I am passionate about Christ-centered preaching, teaching, and life and expect people to be Christ-centered.

But I think I am often frustrated with people because they do not get what being Christ-centered looks like.

Do you look like “high expectations Asian Father” because of your high expectations from people? Do you easily get frustrated with people because they do not understand what you want from them?

What would it look like for those of us who are passionate about people becoming Christians to “be” with Christ and “come” to Christ ourselves first?

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5 thoughts on “Asian without A’s Is Sin

  1. I’m definitely guilty of looking like high expectations Asian father. You ask an important question: “What would it look like for those of us who are passionate about people becoming Christians to “be” with Christ and “come” to Christ ourselves first?” My answer is basically, I would see more of God’s patience towards me and I would offer the same patience toward others because I would trust the Holy Spirit’s discipleship in their lives. Thanks Pastor Sam. Good reminder.

  2. But you’re not truly a high expectations Asian father because you actually apologized for your mistake. My struggle is with those who claim to love Christ, but think they have no choice but to continue in their sinful ways. Their lack of interest in becoming sanctified. Thanks Pastor Sam, and hope your family is doing well!

  3. Mark, I just finished reading Larry Osborne’s “Accidental Pharisees” that relates to what I shared in the blog. Hope it would serve you well as you lead the mission.

  4. Jessica,
    Great to hear from you. Your struggle is all too familiar for those of us who grew up in a culture that equates vulnerability with weakness. We need the power of the gospel to change us from inside that enables us to boast in our weaknesses.

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