- Their parents
- Other family members - this is typically where we see the influence of grandparents - and yes, we have influence!
- Teachers and coaches
- Pastors, youth or children's leaders
So, what are you going to do? Are you going to take the influence you have and use it to hand down the faith, or will you leave it to someone else to influence the children God has given to you? Now, you may have teachers/coaches and friends who are believers and who will be a positive influence in the lives of your grandchildren/ children, but they may not. And, while certainly we want the leaders in church to be a positive influence, many children are only at church once or twice a month which certainly reduces the influence church leaders are able to have.
When it comes to who is influencing our grandchildren/children, we must not just leave it to others and hope they influence them to love, know, walk and talk with God. We must not. We must step up and be the ones who influence the children we love.
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