What lesson have you taught your Children today?

Remember the best book your children will ever read on the subject of Character is You. Your children are watching every of your moves and it is speaking volumes to them whether you like it or not. I recollected few days ago,I had seen my 6year old daughter tidied up the closets in their room and arranged their shoes in its proper place. I was so touched to my marrows and I knew indeed that she had been observing my home etiquette for awhile now and had seen how I ensured the house stays inorder. That’s was a lesson for me and also a prove that I had been doing the right thing all this while.

Be that as it may, it is very important for us as parents or caregivers to understand that parenting children is not a one-man show. Both husband and wife have a huge responsibility to train them day and night till the children become who they desire them to become. Aside that,parent should also model the character they desire in their children.For instance,we all desire that our children show respect and honour for elders and people they look up to. We must therefore endeavor to exemplify such virtue before them whenever the need arises and also communicate communication in love.

Today, my children learnt an important virtue called Contentment. “Godliness with Contentment is great gain.” (1Tim.6:6). They had requested that their father bought them new sets of toys and they never cease to trouble him whenever he returns back from work. So I called them together into their bedroom and shared with them another important virtue in life Contentment.I could remember that they were taught this virtue in their school. So I told them to explain it for me. It goes “Contentment means being satisfied with what you have.” Oh yes! “That’s correct. Now,you know what contentment means and why you have to be happy and satisfied with what you have be it little or much. You can never have enough of everything so you have got to appreciate God for the ones you have because there are people out there who do not have parents who will buy them stuffs,while some do not have food to eat more or less toys to play around with.” I concluded.

Their countenance changed immediately and they ran out of the room. I was happy and fulfilled at the long run.

Celebrate your small victories

Like David A man after God’s heart. He molded the character of having a Winner’s mindset to us. For each victories he had,he celebrated it,and he was able to accomplish great feats in his lifetime because of that. When he was to confront a giant(Goliath), he remembered his past accomplishments,how he brought down a bear and a lion and this boosted his confidence morale,thus making him to see the big battle in front of him as a done deal.

It is in looking back at where God has brought us from that we are able to surmount courage to confront those challenges that life brings our way today.

If you are trusting God for a big thing in life,have you taken time to appreciate the smallest of things He has done through you? Have you thanked Him for the deliverance from the strange illness that would have taken your life few years ago? Have you honoured Him with your praises for the man or woman that you are engaged to,or the sound health your kids have been enjoying since they were babies? If you can’t Think, you cannot Thank Him.

You haven’t been promoted at your workplace since the past 10years of your hardwork,So what? How about the privilege of having a job in the first place. What do you have that has not been giving to you by God? Think you got it through your strength, then you must be kidding me? Even if you think you have the strength,where does it come from,with whose backing?

Today,take a minute to reminisce on all your achievement,you will really see that you have every reason to Celebrate the victories no matter how small or big they might be.

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