If you’ve got kids, it’s important that you paint a picture of their beautiful future.
Some parents who have temper problems don’t get this. They’re so flippant with their cruel words. In their rage, they tell their child, “You won’t amount to anything! You’re so irresponsible, you’ll end up a bum in the streets.”
Of course they don’t mean these words. After five minutes, they’ll regret what they said. They’ll even justify and say, “Oh, my kids know me. They know my mouth is a lose cannon. Shucks, they don’t even listen to me when I’m angry.”
But they do! If not consciously, their unconscious mind is drinking it all in and remembering every word, every inflection, forever.
With your words, you’re still prophesying their future.
Stop that. Bite your tongue. When you feel your temper rising, step back. Take a few deep breaths. Say a prayer. But never ever speak words that will harm their future.
Instead, start prophesying great things. Amazing things. Phenomenal things.
Say to them, “You know son, I can see that you will be so successful in life. You will be able to help a lot of people and your life will be so blessed. You’re such a wonderful person and I’m so proud of you.”
These are the pictures that your children need to see in their future.
By the way, I’m not talking only about children.
With your words, you can prophesy a beautiful future for your spouse, your siblings, and your friends.
Do it now!
May your dreams come true,
Source: Contributed by Victor Lorenzo, BCBP Toronto, in his FB page “Let’s Have Coffee With Jesus”, May 16, 2016.