Good day beautiful people,
I pray that this post meets you well? Today’s write up is the 4th part to our series on discovering your purpose. This post is specifically geared towards parents, guardians, leaders, and influencers. Basically anyone who is responsible for a mini adult in one way or the other. The following discussion has been inspired by the bible passage Judges chapter 13.
I firmly believe that being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It’s pretty difficult to get a great level of experience beforehand, and one has to consistently learn on the job. Raising another human being is a LIFETIME sacrifice. All one can do is try to do what they think is best, and at times ones choice may not be the most favourable for the individual under their care. But that’s part of being human, no one is perfect, and we all make mistakes. But thank God for His word which is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path.
Hebrews 12:10 ~ “For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness.”
Warning, I must clarify that I am not a parent yet, but I’ve gained some experience engaging with young people through my job and service within the church. I’d also like to take the time to appreciate all the individuals who have sacrificed their life in order to take care of a child in whatever capacity, thank you. Don’t forget that all your hard work has the ability to benefit and bless future generations. The good values which you instil into your kids enables them to contribute goodness into the lives of those around them.
I believe that when it comes to parenting one should never assume or pretend that they know it all, being responsible for another human is not a joke, neither is it a walk in the park.
Judges 13:5 ~ “You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and his hair must never be cut. For he will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. He will begin to rescue Israel from the Philistines.”
^^^Judges 13:5 reminded me of the truth that from the point of a persons conception, that person has a purpose! Guardians should help their children live lives dedicated to God through teaching them the bible, and by encouraging them to honour The Lord through using their abilities.
Judges 13:8 ~ “Then Manoah prayed to the Lord, saying, “Lord, please let the man of God come back to us again and give us more instructions about this son who is to be born.”
^^^Parents/Guardians should also pray for wisdom on how to raise their child as each child is different. A method of discipline that works for one child may not be suitable for another.
Judges 13:12 ~ “So Manoah asked him, “When your words come true, what kind of rules should govern the boy’s life and work?”
^^^An additional lesson which I learnt was the importance of asking God for SPECIFIC instructions. Manoah asked God to clearly define what rules (patterns) he should use to help guide Samson. Don’t feel ashamed to ask God for advice on how you should govern your child’s life whilst they’re still a minor. Look to His word, and seek Him for wisdom.
And once again a massive shoutout goes to all the amazing parents out there, thank you for your hard work. I’d also like to take the time to honour my wonderful parents, I appreciate your continual sacrifice, and I’m grateful for the energy which you’ve both invested into my vision.
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart 💜
News reminder: I’m excited to inform you all that I plan on releasing my very first softback book very soon. If you’re not yet aware I am an individual who is passionate about encouraging others to live out their God given purpose. And because of this I’ve decided to create a book designed to help individuals discover their purpose through unearthing their abilities/gifting. The first draft has been completed and checked, and I desire to start printing soon. My intention is to have some books available for free, and others set at the price decided by the customer. I will greatly appreciate your support. Please do keep me in your prayers as this would also be a great form of support for me. In due time the book will also be available for download as an eBook. Link to my gofundme page: https://gofund.me/b813010f