Speak Words of Power and Life into the Lives of Your Children

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Published: 16th of September, 2022

Last updated: September 17, 2022 at 22:25 pm

Children are one of life’s greatest blessings. Unfortunately, many people treat their children as though they are curses. These people are far astray from the true meaning of life. They have missed the meaning and joys of being a parent. The purpose of this article is to hopefully lead many of those straying people a bit closer to the correct path.

Did you know that the words you speak to your children, around them, and over them can have a lifelong impact on their life? Yes it can. In fact, it does, more often than not. And it is for this reason that we must speak words of power and life into the lives of our children, because these words take root in the mind and grow, they become self-fulfilling prophecies, they create patterns in the brain which transform into habits and manifest into repeatable patterns of experiences.

The tongue is a little member and boasts of great things.

James 3:5 – KJV

A little girl wasn’t understanding a math concept one day when her father shouted at her, “you’re as dumb as your mother! You’ll never understand because you took after your mother!” Would you be surprised if this child never became good at mathematics? These words will sink into her subconscious mind and stay there even when her conscious mind forgets it. Every time she finds difficulty in a math problem, her mind will remind her of those words, and instead of working hard to find the solution, she will resort to, “oh yes, I can’t be good at mathematics because I’m as dumb as my mother.”

On the other hand, a boy who wasn’t understanding a mathematics concept was told, “you can do it. Did you know that your grandfather was a great mathematician? You can solve this problem. Nature has already taught you the answer. You just have to find it.” This boy is likely to turn out to be a math genius and succeed in many other aspects of life.

I’m by no means suggesting that parents should treat their children like a tray of egg. Today, there is a raging debate over the merits of using the whip on children. Being a Christian, I have to side with the bible when it says, “spare the rod and spoil the child,” and also, “if you beat your child with the rod, he will not die,” and further, “thou shalt beat your child and deliver his soul from hell.” The bible also tells us that “foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”

Disciplining a child and speaking words of life and power into them go hand in hand. They are both positive and empowering acts. Of course, there is a thin line between abuse and discipline. Some people deliberately abuse children, expressing the bitterness of their heart, under the guise of discipline. I’ll go into more details about this in my article, “a discourse on corporal punishment.”

Of course, many other factors influence a child’s abilities and how they perform in life, and there are many factors beyond our control. But that doesn’t mean that we should make it worse for them and ourselves! We don’t live in a fairytale world, and that’s why we should strive to make it better.

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