For the past several years I have beheld a generation rise up before me here in America. One that has given me great reasons for concern. And it is nothing so much that they have done, but rather it is due to the negligence of the generations before them. I know that we have all fallen short of Gods call for our lives, especially in regards to family and raising children. And I understand that it is ever so tempting to fall into the rut of generations past by allowing TV, video games, etc, to raise your children. But there is something that I have noticed from those (myself included) who have been raised in front of said Technology and that is that, yes you may be raising a technology genius for the future. But today’s generation has begun to show certain factory flaws in which they did not learn how to deal with certain issues in life at the early stages of life. Stuff that they would have learned had they spent less time in front of technology and more time with Mom and/or Dad. Anyway, I say all of this because I see a generation raising up before me that has had all of the latest and greatest stuff before them and they have become reliant upon it as the only way of life, and such should never be the case. Thus they have become, what most third world countries would consider as spoiled, or better yet what the Bible says “But understand this, that in the last days hard times will come— for people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, hardhearted, unforgiving, backbiting, without self-control, brutal, hating what is good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to an outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!”
This said, I believe that it is absolutely crucial, and now is the time to begin to redeem those things that have been lost. Things like teaching our children life skills, like how to work on a car, or how to sew, and more importantly how to have a real relationship with God - and not have a child that is so reliant upon technology that they cannot even put the technology down to seek the Lord for themselves. But rather they text or email pastors (almost as if they were texting God) in hopes that the pastor will be able to tell them God's will for their lives. Anyway, I just want to encourage you to invest in your children more. Just get them away from the technology for at least one hour every day and make it a point to teach them something, even if its simple manors or getting them out of thier surrounding and actually teaching them the act of selfless giving on a continual basis. It will be something that that child will have to hold onto and actually pass down to future generations. Making the world a little bit better of a place.
God Bless you! Love ya'll!