“If I fail in parenting, then I have really failed in life.”
This is something I always tell myself and others whenever there is a discussion on children or parenting.
I want to leave a legacy, I want to live on upon the earth even when I am physically out of here. I want to leave a legacy, not just of lands, jewelries, cars, cash, or such things. Now, I do not mean that I don’t like to have these things, but the legacy I pray to leave behind is not just in “things”.
I want to leave a legacy of children who represent all things positive. Children who follow the right path in life, children who have integrity and truth as some of the foundational principles of their lives. Children who stay true to their maker and and desire to please Him all the days of their lives.
I want to leave a legacy of children who will be servant-leaders. Children who will put others before themselves, who will not be too proud or selfish to lend helping hands whenever the need arises. Children who will stand up for the poor and less fortunate in their generation.
I want to leave a legacy of children who will not be afraid to speak the truth at all times and in every circumstance. Children who will be true ambassadors of God and His kingdom, who will always remember that this world is not there home, who will walk this earth prepared for their eternal home.
I want to leave a legacy of children who will bring positive changes in their generation.
-But I can’t do this on my own or by myself. I must lean on the best Parent ever, My Heavenly Father who has the blue print of good and successful parenting.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5 KJV)
-I must study and consult His written Manual (The Bible) for solutions for every parenting challenge I have.
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV)
-I must teach my children how to walk in God’s ways and the best way to live life. God could boast that Abraham will teach His children the right way to live.
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. (Genesis 18:19 KJV)
-I must live in honesty before my children, I must be a model of what the Manual says and what I teach. My actions must match my words because children believe their parents more when they see them live what they teach.
THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. (Ephesians 5:1 AMP)
-I must spend time in prayer for my children because I need divine help against the wiles of the enemy, they face a lot of pressures in this world we live in.
Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children…(Lamentations 2:19 KJV)
-I must speak the word of God over their lives and into their future because the word is a seed and it does not return void.
…The seed is the word of God. (Luke 8:11 KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 KJV)
-I must continually put them in God’s hands, trust Him for their best and refuse to worry or be anxious. Knowing that worrying signifies fear and doubt.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)
I am working, hoping and praying to make my children my prime legacy, while I am here and even after I am gone.
What kind of life do you plan, hope, and pray for your children to live now and after you are gone?
Do plan to make them the prime legacy you leave here on earth? If yes, how do you plan to achieve this?
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