20 Apr Can we tell who you are?
These days of ‘packaging’, making impressions, photoshopping ones life on social media and the likes, it is becoming increasingly hard to tell the real from the make believe.
The other day I was watching a video on social media and was aghast at how this young lady totally altered her looks just to look beautiful.
I am not in any way saying it is bad to use cosmetics or to make up, but what we see these days is of great concern.
Personally, I believe there’s a need to look at some basic things, which in my opinion are fundamental.
Parents have a great role to play in the lives of their children as role models but most importantly what we teach them goes a long way in building them up into wholesome adults.
Can we tell who you are as a parent?
You will be surprised to learn that even as an adult you may be a victim of inferiority complex. You may have grown up not having the right parental affirmation that you needed to build confidence in yourself, your abilities, your looks and generally help you accept your person as a beautiful gift to humanity. Can you say if you have worked on yourself and have you overcome, or can you identify the cost of this shortcoming to you even up till this day?
What principles guide your life? What are your values? I am shocked sometimes when I come across mummies and daddies of my generation who believe and act in ways that are alien to the principles of our days.
The very principles that God established for us to enable us live life fully are being eroded by the day and what do we get in return? A new generation without a firm and humane foundation.
Do you remember those principles and are you passing them on, if not why not?
Today we are inundated with different philosophies of men, what you should look like, fashion, the rebellious use of self will, what you should believe in or not, and the list goes on. The children of this generation are clueless about the good old path stated in our Lord’s command ‘to love each other,’ rather you find so much confusion and competition to out do one another that has eaten deep into their ability to accept themselves the way they are. We see a growing generation constantly searching for ways to be ‘like’ rather than investing in developing their potentials.
Where did we miss it???
We can change the narrative, we must take a stand as parents to stop social media and other people from determining our children’s worth and identity.
We can begin that process by going right back to the Word of God, His truth can indeed make us and our children free from the alluring and suggestive lies all around us ( Romans 12 vs 2 ERV Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.)