Speak Life

I have been working on this post for days now and I know why it has taken that long……because what I’m about to say is very important.  Remember those old school grandmothers who prayed and spoke into your lives?  You know the ones who said, “I’m proud of you baby”, “Don’t give up baby”, “You know Grama loves you baby”. Well, we moms need to reach back and grab a hold to some of those encouraging words and demeanor grandmothers portrayed back in the day. I say that because in my personal opinion, we don’t praise our kids like we should or speak positively over their lives.  I am no professional counselor by any means and I am still a work in progress in this area, but I am also a mom who sees that we parents have got to make a change.  I truly believe that whatever I say to my children can be words that will positively or negatively affect their lives.  There are many children who don’t have encouraging words spoken over them or about them. So-called friends bully and belittle them, teachers don’t want to be bothered with them, and parents aren’t raising or teaching them. No matter how worn I may feel I always want my kids to know I’m proud of them and that I want them to succeed in life. As a Christian mom, I know that what I pray over them can mean life or death. To explain, my parents always taught me to go after my dreams.  They encouraged me, told me they were proud of me, prayed for me, made sure I was in church and that they were there with me.  I have been at a church conference for most of the week and a very important fact that was said that really stuck with me was the fact that children are a gift from God and He didn’t give them to us to be lost to prison, drugs, violence, and all the evil that surrounds us. There is no perfect parent and our children will make mistakes, but as the adult and authority in their young lives, we possess the power to make them feel like they can conquer the world. We should speak positive and tell them they’re smart, beautiful, handsome, entrepreneurs, trend setters, that they won’t be broke or have to live in poverty.  Our job is to break the generational cycle and speak that their lives will be better than ours. What will you choose for your child? As for me, I speak life!

Psalm 127:3

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him”.

Proverbs 18:21

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue”.

5 thoughts on “Speak Life

  1. HappyFamily says:

    Love this. This week I have been so reminded how my words impact my daughter as I listen to her talking on a pretend phone or changing her dolls diaper her dialogue sounds just like me. We really do create our children’s inner dialogues

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  2. jenniferpeck23 says:

    I enjoyed your post and it was, ironically, very similar to one I just posted on my blog. It seems we are of like minds as it pertains to the impressions that our actions and words leave on our children; along with our desire to foster and cultivate their growth in a positive and loving way. I welcome you to read my post “planting the seeds of my legacy” as it it encouraging to connect with moms who share an equal vision.

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    • tomashiar says:

      OMG….we are definitely thinking alike. I want to be an example for my kids and this blog is giving me the opportunity to express myself. I read your post and absolutely loved it. I’m now following you and looking forward to reading more of what you have to saw. I’m changing as a mom and excited to see how my life evolves. I’ll see you in the blogs.

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      • jenniferpeck23 says:

        Thank you. This blog is definitely helping me highlight those areas that I can modify and improve upon as a mom. Sometimes you can’t truly be the change you want to be until you express it in a way that garners your attention. For me this blog is that way.

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