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?