Have you heard or made these types of comments:
” I don’t want to raise kids in this culture! Look how horrible the world is!”
“Technology is ruining our lives!”
“I feel sorry for my kids having to grow up in this world!”
“I am so glad I wasn’t a kid in todays culture!”
We all have heard this, or said it ourselves (I am guilty of this!). And truly, up until recently I was saying these comments on the REGULAR! BUT, I heard a great inspiring man of God encourage us as parents to STOP condemning the future (our kids)! We need to be lifting them up! We need to be showing all the positive, great opportunities that this next generation gets to embrace! YES, we need to teach care, discretion, and provide healthy boundaries! But at the same time not look at the future in FEAR but with FAITH!
I know biblically speaking that the world will continue to have sin, and that sin will progress, even though there is nothing new under the sun, as we get close to the end times, we need even more to be aware of the devils schemes. I also know biblically speaking that the world is going to come to an end, and in the end times life is going to continue to have heightened trials and tribulations. Today we are closer to the end then yesterday and it will continue to get closer and closer each day! However, even though I know that is TRUTH, I also know TRUTH in the word of God says,
Do NOT be afraid! God speaks this message to us LOUD and clear in his written Word! THEREFORE, I CAN NOT AND WILL NOT CREATE FEAR IN MY CHILDREN! Words are powerful and the more we say them, the more our kids will embrace them! So do we want to cultivate a spirit of fear or do we want to cultivate a spirit of faith, faith in the promise that Jesus has given us!
In fact, while listening to this man of God, Isaac Toplin he helped me open my eyes to what I was missing about the AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES that this next generation has! Opportunities like:
God’s work in our lives and in the world is NOT OVER YET! So I for one, need to stop acting like my generation is the last “good” generation. YES there are BAD people in the world, YES there are a LOT of bad things in the world, but NO, I can NOT fear, NO, I can NOT let worry consume my life. If I fall victim to worry and fear, I will be imparting worrying and fear into my kids and setting them up for failure as they become the leaders in this next generation!
WE ARE RAISING THE FUTURE
If you want to check out the video Isaac made about this topic that was so inspiring to me check it out HERE!
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