“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4, NKJV.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness…” Galatians 5:22 NKJV.
You may have some children, loved ones and friends that aren’t doing what you know they should be doing. They may have turned away from God, or they may be living in a way or going in a direction that you don’t agree with for their lives.
But it is not your judgment that will cause them to change. It will be your goodness that will cause them to change. It is the goodness of God leads man to repentance, not his judgment, not His anger, not His wrath. He wants you to continue loving them, continue praying for them, and be good to them, whether you understand it or not. There is a fruit of the Spirit that God wants us to operate in toward them and that is goodness.
Release their lives into the hands of God and trust Him.
Prayer: Father, You are so good. I needed to hear that. Regardless of their choices, help me not to grow weary in being good to the ones I love. I have the fruit of goodness in me and I will operate in it. Help me to let You lead me and trust You’re at work in their lives. By faith, I let go and I release them to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.