Are you parenting on purpose or leaving it to a game of chance? Are you paying attention to your children or neglecting them?

Based on my little calculation, we all have an average of 15years of active parenting. I believe these years are very crucial and we must pay attention to this season of our life, before they leave our domain. There is time for everything. Heaven forbid that we miss this season. We must pay keen and specific attention to every aspect of our children’s lives.

We live in dangerous time and we must wake up to our duties as parents. Don’t be like the ostrich. (Job 39: 13-17) Be like the eagle -parent on purpose.

Are you parenting on purpose?

God’s grace is ours.

God’s Pearls…raising godly seeds

PARENTING ON PURPOSE
Parenting on purpose is not an ‘accidental discharge’. It is a deliberate( calculated) effort.

What strategies are you implementing to build your children? What strategies are u using to parent your children? What structures are u putting in place to help your children ‘fly’?

Are you an ‘Ostrich Parent’ or ‘Eagle Parent’?

AN OSTRICH
She lays her eggs on top of the earth, letting them be warmed in the dust. She doesn’t worry that a foot might crush them
or a wild animal might destroy them.  She is harsh toward her young, as if they were not her own.
She doesn’t care if they die.  For God has deprived her of wisdom.
He has given her no understanding. Job 39: 14-17

AN EAGLE
…like an eagle hovering over its nest, overshadowing its young, Then spreading its wings, lifting them into the air, teaching them to fly. Deuteronomy. 32:11

Are you parenting on purpose?

Be an eagle parent. God’s grace is ours.

God’s Pearls…raising godly seeds

PARENTING ON PURPOSE

The ‘Eagle Parent’
An eagle nurtures and feeds its young ones. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘nurture’ as- to help somebody or something to develop and be successful. As parents, we must nurture our children (that is, develop every aspect of their lives) so they can grow and develop.

Hence, we must ensure that we are nurturing and feeding every aspect of their lives- physical, emotion, social, mental, spiritually etc.

It is a deliberate action.

God’s grace is ours.

God’s Pearls…raising godly seeds

PARENTING ON PURPOSE

…like an eagle hovering over its nest, overshadowing its young.

An eagle protects its young ones. In this busy generation, we must be careful not to neglect our children.

The difference between the ostrich and the eagle is that while the ostrich is careless about its young ones, forgetting that a foot might crush it. The eagle is always hovering over its young ones, watching them, keeping them away from harm.

In their fragile state, our children need our protection before they can adequately stand on their own. As an eagle parent, we must hover over them, watching them. We must be careful who we leave them with. We must protect them. against every form of abuse. Abuse can be physically, sexually, verbally, emotionally etc. We must protect them and be active & pro-active.

After praying for them, then we must watch over them. ‘WATCH & PRAY’ the Bible says.

Be an eagle parent.

God’s grace is ours.

God’s Pearl…raising godly seeds

PARENTING ON PURPOSE

In protecting our children,we too must be careful not abuse them. Neglect is a form of abuse. We must not abuse them verbally, emotionally, physically and mentally. We must deal appropriately with them based on their age. (Please get books/information on parenting). Be deliberate about it.

Don’t neglect your children. Be deliberate about their needs. Let’s watch over them. Watching over our children is not only about giving them food, cloth &shelter (it’s part of it but not all of it). We must be deliberate about their other needs too (such as emotional needs, social needs, spiritual needs etc).

Be an eagle parent. Be deliberate, parent on purpose.

God’s grace is ours.

God’s Pearls…raising godly seeds

PARENTING ON PURPOSE

An eagle trains its young ones. An eaglet learns how t fly, not by default but by constant and consistent training by the eagle mother. The Scriptures says ‘Train a child in the way he should go,and even when he is old he will not turn away from it’.

Training/Teaching is a deliberate act. What are you teaching your children? Are you teaching your children how to live? Don’t leave it to a game of chance. Teach them how to live, teach them life skills that will help them succeed in life. Virtues such as honesty, integrity, kindness, humility, patience, loyalty, self-control etc are taught, (not wished on children). Teach them how to fly.

Be deliberate about your parenting.

Be an eagle parent.

God’s grace is ours.

God’s Pearls…raising godly seeds