“Teaching our children whose they are and what it means to be made in God’s image infuses their lives with meaning and fills even the mundane nooks and crannies of life with significance.” Chapter 2
I want my children to establish their identity through reading the Word. I want them to know who they are in Christ and not by what the world is telling them. Everywhere you look, there are advertisements or someone telling children how they should look or act. You need to be skinny and cute or for boys they need to be a jock to be considered cool or important. If you allow yourself to be sucked in to that mind frame, you will quickly have self confidence issues and be confused about who you really are.
My son is a sports fanatic, all three of my boys have a professional athletes name either as their first or middle name. So of course, when my oldest was old enough to hold a bat or kick a ball he was enrolled in baseball and soccer. Let me just tell you it was a disaster. he hated it! That is not who he was. We realized that he wasn’t a “typical” boy by the world’s standard. He enjoys art and building things with his hands. He is really good at drawing and painting. These are his gifts! If my husband and I had not realized it, we could have spent his childhood pushing him into a mold that was just not going to fit no matter how you rearranged it.
I want all of my children to know and have full confidence in who they are, and that starts at home. More than ever I want to help them discover their identity, showing them in the Word what the Bible says, I don’t want them to question their identity, I want them to know with out a doubt who they are and who they want to be.