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Discipline your attitude

We all have a view or more about children. The view you have about children will determine how you relate to them. For some these attitudes are negative and degrading towards children such as children are little devil – don’t be surprised if they express themselves in similar ways. Our words and beliefs will always come to life whether as a metaphor or a joke. Be care, the ideas you accept has power to oppress and limit you and your children from becoming what God designed them to be.

If you have fallen victim to such attitude there is hope and a future for you and your child. it’s time to regain true joy in the children God has given you to enjoy by rediscovering biblical perspectives.

Children are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children, the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them (Ps. 127:3-5).

1. Personalise this verse, write in the appropriate names to complete this statement:

____________________[your child/children] is/are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of ______________________’s womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are ____________________ [your children], the children of ______________________’s youth. How blessed is ________________________ [father’s name], who fills his quiver with them (Ps. 127:3-5).

2. Resolve to keep before u the larger picture — the main purpose of parenting — the glory of God. Try to consciously devote your prayers, your ambition, your domestic energies to God’s glory. A new perspective of yourself through God’s eyes will illuminate the truth about life and all that matters to you.

3. Pray. Lord, I’ve allowed the discomforts and inconveniences of parenting to sour my attitude and limited the pleasure of cherishing my children. Please deliver me and fill me with satisfaction and joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

4.Thankfulness. Thank God for your children, and ask him to teach you how to use your divinely given power to grace the life of each of your offspring.

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