I recently read this article by Alex Cravens and saved it and I read over it regularly. I thought maybe you would like to read it as well. I could write so much about what our country and our world is going through that can cause much fear in our lives and we can become fearful for our children to have to grow up in the middle of all the craziness going on. I’m one of those that keeps up with the news and I like to know what’s going on in our country. Some choose not to keep up with things and that is okay, but, I have always been interested in the happenings of our world. Many times when I’m finished reading, listening or watching the news, I once again pray for the safety of my children and my grandchildren. I also pray that they will be a light in this world and not be fearful, to always know that God is in control and has a plan for their lives. I hope the following words speak to you like it did me.
Don’t Fear For Your Children’s Future
by Alex Cravens
Don’t feel sorry for or fear for your kids because the world they are going to grow up in is not what it used to be.
God created them and called them for the exact moment in time that they’re in. Their life wasn’t a coincidence or an accident.
Raise them up to know the power they walk in as children of God.
Train them up in the authority of His Word.
Teach them to walk in faith knowing that God is in control.
Empower them to know they can change the world.
Don’t teach them to be fearful and disheartened by the state of the world but hopeful that they can do something about it.
Every person in all of history has been placed in the time that they were in because of God’s sovereign plan.
He knew Daniel could handle the lions den.
He knew David could handle Goliath.
He knew Esther could handle Haman.
He knew Peter could handle persecution.
He knows that your child can handle whatever challenge they face in their life. He created them specifically for it!
Don’t be scared for your children, but be honored that God chose YOU to parent the generation that is facing the biggest challenges of our lifetime.
Rise up to the challenge.
Raise Daniels, Davids, Esthers and Peters!
God isn’t scratching His head wondering what He’s going to do with this mess of a world.
He has an army He’s raising up to drive back the darkness and make Him known all over the earth.
Don’t let your fear steal the greatness God placed in them. I know it’s hard to imagine them as anything besides our sweet little babies, and we just want to protect them from anything that could ever be hard on them, but they were born for such a time as this.“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
I hope that inspires you in a way to continue loving, teaching and training your children to be all they are meant to be in such a a time as this!
I think we can also use these words for ourselves as well. We as moms and grandmothers are created for such a time as this. As long as we have breath, we have a purpose and we were designed for this time!
If there is something to fear it would be that you are in this time and you don’t know that you are created for this time and that you have never given your heart over to Christ. If that is you, I hope today you will give your life to your creator. Click here to read more on this important decision.
YOU are here for a reason. YOU have a purpose. YOU can make a difference. YOU are a light. YOU have been given a gift of precious little ones. YOU are greatly blessed. YOU are not alone.
Instead of being afraid for our kids to grow up and begin making their own decisions, let’s be excited to see how God is going to use them. Of course, we will be praying for each and every step they make as they incorporate wisdom and discernment in their lives!
Until next time,