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On Not Appreciating Your Parents and Family (YBW Focus #58)

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Today, I want to share with you a special note from a dear sister named Joslyn Neblett "On Not Appreciating Your Parents and Family".

Although I was raised by kinfolk (my Great Aunt and her family) and not my biological parents, I still enjoyed the benefits of such an environment. God placed me with the people He knew would give me the fundamentals of life, so I do not feel cheated in any way. As a matter of fact, I consider myself blessed. In many ways being nurtured by older people made me the person I am today.

We live in a day and time in which there are many negative influences, and as young ladies we have a tendency to follow our peers instead of the instructions of our parents. When I was younger I had the urge to do what others did, but thankfully I had parents who were concerned about me and who loved me enough to say NO. Some of you remember hearing these exact words: “Just as long as you live under my roof you’re going to do as I tell you.” Then, I felt restricted—I could not become an adult soon enough.

Quite soon, I saw the path that my peers had taken come to a dead end. Something became very clear to me—these were people (my peers) who tried to give me instruction and considered themselves wise and all the while their advice led to destruction. Thank God for parents who were in-tune and who saw to my avoiding those same mistakes that they made and the ones my peers were making.

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