Tuesday, February 25, 2020

We Must Encourage Them For their "Great Tomorrows" & For their Great Todays

My grandsons are young - ages six, eight and eleven, but even though they are young, they are starting to think about what they might like to "be" when they grow up. The youngest one is not sure yet (although when he was three, four and five he was certain he wanted to be a pastor with a yellow car, yellow motorcycle and a paint gun!) My middle grandson wants to be a scientist (he loves rocks and just built his own first Tesla coil - yes, he is eight.) My oldest grandson is interested in something with tech (he has excellent tech abilities.) Time will tell what they do, but they are all thinking about the future and the things they are interested in doing as they grow up.

It is a wonderful thing for them to be thinking about these things, but the most important things for them to think about, the greatest tomorrows are also their greatest todays . . . for them to be people who know, walk and talk with God. Far too often we do not encourage the children we love to dream about and act upon these things, and these are the most important things for them to do now and in the future. Plus, if they do these things now, they are more likely to continue to do them into their future.

So, while yes, we want to be grandmas (and grandpas/parents) who encourage the children we love to dream about their future careers, we must not neglect to encourage them to dream about and act upon what they are able to do now - know, walk and talk with God.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose 

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