It's Your Move...Children

 

I gave you life

but cannot live it for you

 

I can teach you things

but I cannot make you learn

 

I can give you directions

but I cannot always be there to lead you

 

I can allow you freedom

but cannot account for it

 

I can take you to church

but I cannot make you believe

 

I can teach you right from wrong

but I cannot always decide for you

 

I can buy you beautiful clothes

but I cannot make you lovely inside

 

I can offer you advice

but I cannot accept it for you

 

I can give you love

but I cannot force it upon you

 

I can teach you to be a friend

but I cannot make you one

 

I can teach you to share

but I cannot make you unselfish

 

I can teach you respect

but I cannot force you to show honor

 

I can grieve about your report card

but I cannot doubt your teachers

 

I can advise you about friends

but I cannot choose them for you

 

I can teach you about sex

but I cannot keep you pure

 

I can tell you the facts of life

but I cannot build your reputation

 

I can tell you about drink

but I cannot say no for you

 

I can warn you about drugs

but I cannot prevent you from using them

 

I can tell you about lofty goals

but I cannot achieve them for you

 

I can let you baby-sit

but I cannot be responsible for your actions

 

I can teach you kindness

but I cannot force you to be gracious

 

I can warn you about sin

but I cannot make you moral

 

I can love you as a son/daughter

but I cannot place you in God's family

 

I can pray for you

but I cannot make you walk with God

 

I can teach you about Jesus

but I cannot make Him your Savior

 

I can teach you to obey

but I cannot make Jesus your Lord

 

I can tell you how to live

but I cannot give you Eternal Life