Children are a blessing from God!
Many times you hear parents talk only about the negatives of parenting with comments like:
“I have no money because I have children.”
“I can’t have a career if I have children.”
“You can’t have anything nice if you have kids.”
“Kids break everything.”
“You never get any sleep if you have children.”
I’m sure at some point as parents we have all thought these things, but they truly are self thoughts.
In reality being a parent is a blessing! The Lord clearly says children are a gift from God.
“Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man who hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
There are so many people in this world who can’t have children. They would love the opportunity to raise a child more than anything and would gladly take both positives and what people call the negatives to raise a child.
God chose you as your child’s parent for a reason, because you’re the only one who can meet your child’s needs in the way they need to be met. No one can raise your child better than you.
God also puts children in our lives to change us as a person, to change our hearts to make us better, or maybe we were going down a negative path and God had given us a child to put us on a more positive path.
So please, please, please remember children aren’t a burden they are a blessing, a gift from God. Treat your child/children as such, spoil them with lots of hugs and kisses, and show them lots of love.
How have your children blessed your life?