But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.
We are the leaders and the protectors of all of our children, God’s children, our future leaders and protectors of the world! Lead them into success. Lead them into opportunity. But most importantly, lead them into compassion and kindness. Take care of every single child that roams this earth as if they were your own, and always be a leader for them.
Child behavior begins with the adults that surround them in their lives. From the time a child is born they have the opportunity to become whoever it is that they want to be. They are brand new. Their minds are completely fresh. Like a blank canvas that is ready for a beautiful master piece to be painted on it. It is our responsibility to be a good example to every child that roams this earth. We tend to forget with children that one day they won’t be children anymore. They will grow up to be fathers and mothers, husbands and wives. We need to raise them with all of that in mind.
Matthew 18:10 “Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.
I am not a mother yet. But I believe God created me to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. I myself was once a child. And I’ve been in a child’s mindset before. One who was scared, alone, and desperately wanting for someone to speak up for me. I will spend the time that I am given on this earth doing nothing but only good. Advocating for all children, spreading the good news, and helping as many people as God allows me to. My greatest desire is to please my Heavenly Father and do exactly what I know He has called me to do, with boldness and fearlessness.
Children are pure, innocent, and according to God, the greatest in the Kingdom (Matthew 18:1-2). He commands us to welcome his children, and to never lead a child into sin. Children are completely helpless and highly influenced by those that surround them. Us, being adults, should take into consideration that everything we say and everything we do has an effect on those younger who are watching our every move. Parents, guardians, and just adults in general, take care of every child that God places in your path. Stand up for them. Nurture them. And if you know of a child that has experienced trauma, or have had things happen to them that most kids don’t go through, I encourage you to educate yourselves on how to properly care for them. The Texas Department of Family and Protective services website has lots of great free trainings and courses that will help you care for these specific children. Help yourselves, help them. Keep in mind that you have the power to influence a child into greatness.