Many years back, my mum made it compulsory to learn certain promises in the Bible. One I can remember vividly was when she made us copy out promises from Psalm 119. At that time, it seemed like torture to my siblings and I, but now, I enjoy its benefits.
The Bible makes us understand that we should train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. The reason is not farfetched. The mind of a child is a tabular rasa. It’s blank and it is whatever is inscribed on it that will shape the child’s life.
It is the parent’s responsibility to inscribe the right spiritual, moral and every form of values in the child right from a tender age when they can be easily shapened without stress. The menace we have in the society of unruly children stems from improper training from home. The mistake many parents make is that they leave the training of their kids to everyone but themselves.
As a Christian parent or parent to be, register it in your mind that you’re solely responsible for the upbringing of your child, while any other training they may receive is secondary. It is also your responsibility to ensure that the seed you are sowing is not being choked up by weed that may be deposited into them while you’re away from them.
The task of training your child in the way s/he is to go is not an easy task. Not to fear, we can partner with the Holy Spirit to raise up children in the way they are to go and when they grow older and no longer under your wings, they will continue in that good path you have set them on.The task of training your child in the way s/he is to go is not an easy task. Not to fear, we can partner with the Holy Spirit to raise up children in the way they are to go and when they grow older and no longer under your wings, they… Click To Tweet
Peradventure you’ve done all you can to raise your child in a goodly and godly manner, and it seems they turn out to go their own way, don’t beat up yourself because of that. Simply commit their heart to the Holy Spirit who knows how to get to them. He’ll not allow your effort to be in vain, and like the prodigal son, that child will trace his step back home.
What steps are you willing to take in training your child?