Monday, July 15, 2019

The Pathway to the Life You Really Want to Live

Messages from the TV, advertising, movies, tech world and sometimes even family and friends often communicate to our grandchildren the way to get what they really want, the way to live life as they want it, is for them to do what they want and to put themselves first.

This, however; is not true.

We know the pathway to the life the ones we love really want to live is by loving, knowing and walking with God; by living in obedience to Him.

Whether your grandchildren receive this truth from other people and places in their lives or not, you are one of the most important place they are able to learn it from, as not only are we able to tell them this truth, we are able to live it in front of their own eyes. We are also able to share with them their family history of how their ancestors chose to live in obedience to God and the ways He blessed them for doing so. We are able to tell and show them the truth.

And, do not underestimate the power of your spoken and modeled message - grandparents are the second most influential people in the lives of their grandchildren - and parents are the first most influential.

So, as you have grandchildren start school again in a month, head off to college, perhaps start a new job or even a new life as a married person, tell them how obeying God put you on the pathway to the life you really wanted to live - and be sure to model it as well.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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