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I'm concerned that my son, who is now eighteen, is making a wrong decision regarding his future. I've told him I think he's wrong in what he's going to do, but he's determined to go ahead. What's left for me to do?

I think a good parent will always attempt to reason with their older children, just as you have. There comes a time when we must allow them to make mistakes. However, there is one thing that you can always do that will bless your child and assure his making right decisions. Notice what the Bible says:
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
(Col. 1:9-10 NIV)
According to verse ten, it's important for us to know the will of God, because it enables us to live a life that's worthy of Him and pleasing to Him. Paul said he was praying for these Christians so that they would be filled with the knowledge of God's will.

You can do the same thing for your son. Keep praying this way for him, asking God to fill him with the knowledge of His will concerning this decision and all decisions. In doing so, you will release God to fill your son with His will! This is one of the best things a parent can do for their children, regardless of their age. Then you simply need to trust God to do the rest.

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Joseph Cameneti
Web site: Believers Church
Joe Cameneti Sr. is the lead pastor of Believers Church, located in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. Pastor Joe, along with his wife Gina, pioneered Believers Church in 1983 following his graduation from Bible School. In addition to leading a thriving local church, Pastor Joe is the host of a weekly show called "BCTV." The program is aired locally, reaching over 30,000 people each month. Pastor Joe is a gifted communicator, skilled in the art of building bridges to unchurched America. Transparent and authentic, you'll walk away challenged and encouraged to connect with God in a deeper way.

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