In many families, there is that one child who works your nerves. After you have cried and cried. Prayed and prayed. Gone through counseling. Asked for help. Blamed the world. Finally, you realize there is something really wrong with your child.
We’re not talking ‘wrong’ like one of your child’s eyes is higher than the other eye and he looks like an alien… lol… but wrong as in… maybe your son is lost and in need of serious intervention. A parent always tries to see the best in their child but unfortunately the rest of the world won’t have that kind of patience.
Seems like every time you think your child is straightening up that child will find a way to shock you all over again. I get it. I’ve never had a child like this, but guess what… I was a child like this! lol
The old folks would say… “He has the devil in him!” Maybe its true. The devil just might be tampering with your child’s spirit and mind. The real question is… Why?
The enemy only wants your child because he knows the Hand of God is on him. Almost every preacher can tell you about their rebellious childhood. The enemy recognizes a young man’s purpose years before the kid even understands what that purpose is. The best time to distract a kid with an anointing on his life is when he doesn’t know it exists.
You’re going to have to show your son the rewards which are available to him if he chooses to live right as opposed to the consequences which will come if he decides to live wrong. Kids are smarter than you think. You’ll be surprised to know how many of your decisions have shaped whom he has become. Some kids will end up just like their parents or they’ll despise their parents so much that they end up doing whatever they have to do to be nothing like their parents.
Either way, you’ve got to have a sit down with your son. Without fussing, talk about life. Yours. His. All the lives connected to you and how every decision we make affects everyone connected to us. Even yours. Give your kid the real truth about your steps. What you learned and what you regret. After you have prayed with and for your child, fast over this issue. Hear from God, then release yourself from it and let God handle it. Issues that are greater than your power can only be solved through prayer.
You can’t interrupt any part of God’s plan. Even when it breaks your heart. Sometimes, jail might be the best place for a kid headed in the wrong direction. Jail just may save your son’s life or someone else who may be harmed by your son’s reckless behavior. You can’t stop God’s plan no matter how hard you try. If God has His Hand on your kid’s life then rest easily knowing all your son is doing is writing his own testimony.
26Andthe spiritcried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.