It’s (my daughter’s) spiritual development about which I am primarily concerned – how to encourage her Bible study and prayer life, how to help her choose His way. And my ability is definitely limited.
I may be able to make her make up her bed, and keep her from bad movies. But I cannot make her be unselfish, loving and considerate. I can – up to a point – take care of the outside. But I am wholly dependent on the Lord to work in her heart to “will and to do” His good pleasure.
If only God will enable me to tend to the possible, depending on Him for the impossible.