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The topic of life purpose is important for Christians because God has a special plan for all believers. We can begin living our purpose once we commit to living God’s plan for our lives without it making drastic changes that can be devastating. When we do, it will overflow into the lives of our children, family and others.
Whatever you’re doing currently, whether busy with a family or the CEO of a large corporation, God has a plan for you as a believer. What many Christians don’t understand is that no matter what we choose to do in life, God has plans for us that will either replace our plans, or it will enhance what we’re already doing. We need to seek God’s guidance to learn what to do.
The way to learn God’s plan for your life is to live God’s Word as you learn it, and learn how to work with Him and communicate with Him by the Holy Spirit. Rushing to live God’s plan is the same as cutting corners when it comes to accomplishing important tasks; failure ensues. This is why this site teaches the importance of learning God’s Word first to live God’s Will and to prepare for life purpose.
For those afraid that living God’s plan will upset the balance of all they’ve achieved on their own, there is no need to be concerned. God moves slowly to enhance any transition needed, while He ensures that our lives and families will not be harmed.
God’s plan may consist of a new direction in life or a means of ministry work aside from career. However, one thing is sure, God will never lead us away from the care of our families. Life purpose includes the care and protection of a marriage and the children we’re responsible to love and care for until they’re old enough to live on their own. See below for ide
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.
Teaching them that God has a plan for their lives brings confidence that something special is waiting for them. You can help them by teaching them to pray as children to receive God’s guidance. Show them by example a life of following Christ daily. Teach them that they can center on God as you do for your day the same as with the things scheduled for their day such as school, choosing friends, social activities and more. Taking them to a Word church will help them make wise, Godly choices in life.
Find a way to understand each of your children’s emotional and intellectual needs. If your children are already grown and you have a distant relationship with them, it will take more time and patience, but loving your child through Christ will lead you by the Holy Spirit to draw nearer to them. For troubled children, investigate the problems that are keeping them distant from you, and do whatever is necessary to overcome or heal them. You may need counseling to encounter problems your child won’t discuss with you.
Maintain that your children are to respect you, but don’t be so harsh that you drive your children away from you. Every person is different. We are all created for a unique purpose and helping your children develop their lives for a great purpose will give them focus and assurance that they were created by God for something special. Always maintain that it is God which determines their purpose, not yourself.
Find a Bible-based church that has a good children’s Sunday School program and activities. This will be the core of their Bible teaching including home reinforcement with Bible stories, and relevant verses. Living what you teach children is the strongest foundation you can give them because children copy what their parents act like, do and speak.
Keep in mind the ages of your children. A nine year old will need a different level of Christian teaching than a 2 or 3 year old. Sunday school is helpful because they divide their teaching into age groups and provide the appropriate training. At home you can lead your children to develop spiritually by including God’s Word in their lives daily. For example, if they lose an item around the house that has meaning to them like a doll or toy, pray for God to lead them to where it can be found. Teach them God’s wisdom so that they don’t use faith for situations that go against God’s will, but only for His blessings.
Some children are able to hear God’s plan sooner than other children, but teach them that the Bible is the best guide for living and to know God’s will and prayer. Teach them how to pray and receive from God so that they can trust in Him and have faith for His blessings. Learning to grow in the ways of God will be the best preparation for life purpose along with your living the purpose God has given you.
Part of life purpose as a parent is to raise our children and protect them against harm. Christians are responsible to teach their children about living a Godly life by precept and example daily.
Help your children replace excessive phone, TV, or online game playing with time for God by finding church activities and Bible studies they can relate to. Bond with each child by learning about them. Encourage their talents as they can be used by God for their life purpose.
Teach Children the importance of eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep. Expose them to healthy food while teaching them why drugs are bad and how they cause addictive behaviors which can keep them from following their dreams, and their most fulfilled lives in Christ Jesus.
Center on God, and prioritize your life to have time for family. Spend quality time together in ways that include activities all family members can enjoy. Take time to consider the needs of younger family members who may need special games or attention to feel included.