DEAR FATHER, WHAT ARE YOU RAISING- A WOUND OR A WONDER?
In our former church location, we had a drinking site right beside the church. Around 7:30 am (WAT) one morning, I got to the office and saw a young man with a bottle of alcohol. I noticed he came with a boy that was about two years old that I suspected to be his son. I got angry in my spirit.
I walked to him and greeted him. I then told him these words, “Sir, you came early to a bar to drink but why bring this boy? Would you love to hand over this kind of legacy to him?” He was shocked, but he said “No.” I challenged him. He left the bottle and carried his boy while scolding him, “Big head! When I was leaving home I told you to stay but you were crying. Now someone is insulting me because of you.” I smiled as he walked away.
Beloved, your decision may be personal but the consequences are generational. There is nothing you do today that will end with you. You are writing the script of another generation with your own decisions.
I am in awe when I see men who are making decisions like they are not generational links. You can not be sloppy with decisions. You are the model of another generation.
You must be a model of spiritual growth. Do you pray? Do you study the word? Do you serve the Lord in your local assembly? While growing up, we had men who would gather under the tree outside discussing while the sermon was going on. Is that your model?
You must be a model of hard work. Do not sleep on the wheels. It is dangerous. It will ruin you and all those connected to you.
You must be a model of meekness. Be humble enough to receive wise counsel. Compose your life and actions through the help of wise counsel. If you fail, it will impact a generation negatively.
You must be a model of consistency. Your finest must never be in your past. You cannot just raise a generation with the history of how you used to burn for the Lord. Even Lucifer used to walk on the fiery coals of God’s presence. You cannot be a great model posing as an ex-anointed! No sir. Where is the fresh passion you have? Do not raise the next generation with outdated materials.
You must be their first teacher in the Word. Can you interpret the Bible accurately? Can you distil lessons in it to your children?
Lead them to church. Do not just bring them to church. Who does that?
Your actions are either inflicting a wound on the next generation or raising a wonder out of them.
When my first daughter says thank you any time, especially to her mum, she will say “Thank you for teaching me to pray.” I used to wonder what I am teaching her.
What are you composing generationally? A wound or a wonder!