Are Your Children Confident In Who They Are?
Do you want to know how you can figure out if your children are secure? Here’s one way. Would they answer this question as my friend’s 16-year-old daughter did?
If you could be any person living now or in the past, who would you be?
There’s more than one “good” answer, of course. Think about it. How would you love your children to answer this?
My friend’s granddaughter had an immediate response when her mom asked her the question. She enthusiastically responded, I would be ME, of course. God created me, and I am special to Him, so why would I want to be anyone else?
How do you respond to that? I had these immediate responses to her response.
Joy for her because she has such confidence in who she is.
Not only that but tears of gratitude for her parents and others who have raised her to be so secure.
Of course gratitude to God for equipping her parents and for speaking truth to the girl.
Hope that she represents many young people who are learning to be satisfied and even joyful about who they are.
At the same time, sadness for all the youth who aren’t satisfied, but are running from who God created them to be.
Let me ask you again: How would you love your children to answer the question, “If you could be any person living now or in the past, who would you be?”
Now, spend some time thinking about and praying about what it will take for that answer you desire to be an immediate response. Then be proactive. I pray for your success! And, if you’re willing to share, I’d love to know positive answers you’ve thought of. Thanks.