Take Charge of Your Children's Lives!
My daughter asked me once: “Were there televisions when you were growing up?” “What?! Excuse me young lady, how old do you think I am? You’re asking the wrong generation, kid.” She laughed but I was not impressed at all. Although my daughter and I were having a bit of a laugh, the truth is, in just one generation some things have changed almost beyond recognition.
Take a look around you. The world is changing, almost beyond recognition. Children now have to contend with a lot more challenges than we did as parents. I mean, you only have to watch TV for a few minutes (including some children’s programmes!) to see how the world sells all sorts of ungodly lifestyles as normal.
As godly parents, many of us will not neglect to train our children through teaching, routines, habits, discipline, character formation, etc. All these things are necessary and important, but we also need the power of God’s word to set unbreakable hedges around our children. You see, what physical training cannot do, the word of God will accomplish easily. When the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, it is the word of God you have declared over your children that will sustain and keep them on God’s path.
Here’s what I’m saying in a nutshell: you can and should shape the future of your children with your words. So, don’t wait a moment longer. Start speaking today. Even if you’re still single or married and not pregnant yet! Take an aggressive stance. Diligently take charge of your children’s lives.
Refuse to leave it up to this world to train them in the way that they should not go. Use the confessions. Read them out loud twice a day, and if your children are old enough, get them to read out their own version as well.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 NKJV