Growing Children Of Destiny
by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Welcome to a new month of advancement in your life in Jesus’ name. God is set to restore the remaining blessing that has been appointed to you in redemption in Jesus’ Name. This month, I shall be discussing with you: Growing Children Of Destiny!
If you must grow children of destiny, you have to start from yourself. If you are not on the path of your destiny, there is no way you can grow your children into that glorious path that God has choosing for them.
Therefore, this week I shall be discussing the topic: Leading By Example.
The primary way to raise your children is by being a good example to them. Your children’s spiritual need for character moulding, the fear of the Lord, active Christian service, etc, can adequately be taught by example. The Bible says: …Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity (1Timothy 4:12).
Children are natural mimics. No matter what you teach them, they learn better by example. It is not enough to instruct your child on what to do or what not to do; the child must see you do what you are preaching. Remember, an ounce of example is worth a ton of preaching. Children want to follow the examples of their parents.
Whatever character trait you don’t want to see in your children, ensure it has been dealt with in your own life first. You cannot hide your real self from your children at home. If you want your children to be persons of integrity, do not tell lies over issues and do not teach them to lie.
Children are a reflection of their parents. Murmuring, grumbling and complaining parents will definitely have murmuring, grumbling and complaining children. Stingy parents will have stingy children. Your child will prefer to do just what you do than do what you teach. Simply ensure that what you speak and what you do are the same. You should live a life worthy of emulation.
If you are not going to raise lazy children that will grow and not be able to keep their job, then, let them see you as a diligent father or mother. The Bible says: The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute(Prov. 12:24). Use scriptures such as this to teach them and demonstrate what diligence means.
When my son gained admission into the institution of higher learning, it was observed that while others go about playing and whiling away time, he always sat somewhere reading. One of the management staff called and reported that,”David reads too much”. This recommendation was never a surprise, because he is from a family where reading is part of the family legacy. He is a successful adult today, and a blessing to his generation.
God’s Word in Psalms 112:2 says: His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.If a righteous man will see his generation blessed, he must be ready to grow them into blessed adults by being a good parent first.
It takes being a child of God to truly comprehend and understand how to grow your children into destiny. If you are not yet born again and you would like to, please pray this simple prayer: Dear Jesus, I come to You today acknowledging that I am a sinner needing Your forgiveness. I believe You died for me and rose again on the third day. Forgive me my sins, wash me with Your Blood and write my name in Your Book of Life. Thank You Lord for saving me.
Congratulations! You are now born again and a child of God.
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For more insight, these books authored by Pastor Faith Oyedepo are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores:
- Marriage Covenant
- Success in Marriage (Co-Authored)
- Raising Godly Children
- Singles With a Difference.