19th Aug Sense with Dr. Kinyanjui Nganga
Principle 12: Believe in your child
It has been said, ‘When there is faith in the future, there is power in the present.’ Children yearn for affection (hugs, kisses), attention (listening) and affirmation (words of assertion). Of the three, words are the most powerful in calling the destiny out of your child.
I like the Arabian proverb that says, “Four things never come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.” What an amazing truth? You cannot recall the spoken word. Whether intentionally or accidentally spoken, the spoken word, like living messengers, will accomplish its mission.
When she finally learned how to speak, Hellen Keller, raised up deaf and dumb, said, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will break my heart.”
I have interviewed a lot of people and read widely on this subject matter and wrote a book entitled, ‘The Power of the Spoken Word’ and I can authoritatively say that unless one deliberately works on negative words spoken in their past, often than not, we fulfil the words (prophecies) of the significant others in our lives.
In view of your child’s destiny, watch out your working vocabulary.
Words have the power to bless and the power to curse. Scripture teaches that life and death is in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruits thereof (Prov. 18:21). Learn to bless you child.
Train your tongue to say what you want your child to become. Speak life and blessings over their lives daily. Do not allow anyone to speak any negative word over your child. Teach your child also to speak positively. Spoken words paint pictures that we eventually pursue.
Q. Do you need to clean up your working vocabulary?