You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.(1 John 4:4)
We hear so many negative things about our kids today . . . they do this thing and will not do that thing. They aren't like we were. These kids today are __________ (fill in the blank).
May I offer some suggested fill-ins?
The kids today are gifted.
The youth of today are full of promise.
The young people today have God's attention.
The teens of today are begging for our support . . .
The children today are no different than we were when we were young!
Our kids today do need one thing . . . Godly men and women to lead them! Kids do what they see being done. They still follow leaders!
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.(Proverbs 20:7)
How can we possibly be the kind of father, mother, or role model for so many of our youth? Well, it starts with just one or two. Obviously if we have children, we need to be there for them. NO EXCUSES! If we lean upon God, He will give us all we need to be a Godly example and guide for out kids. But we have to first commit to God ourselves.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.(Philippians 4:19)
Finally, we who are willing need to pray that God will lead the kids to us or lead us to them. One would be surprised how God can answer that prayer . . . Boy, do my wife and I have some stories to tell!
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.(Psalm 68:5-6)
God is able . . . are we willing? The good thing about our youth is that there is still time. God has all the time in the world . . .Do we have the time to spare? Time to give of ourselves . . . time to share God's love . . . time to offer the Gift to overcome this world?