“The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.” (Acts 2:39)
Every family has unique and different strengths. And you can give an inheritance to your children by passing on the values, insight, and love that got your family as far as it is today. Having a sense of your history can inspire in them a desire to perpetuate greatness. You need to tell them how you made it over your Jordan River and into your promised land. You need to pass on the generational blessings that helped your family for years. It is necessary to highlight each family member’s gifts.
There’s something in each person that makes him or her stand out from all the others. All of us have special talents, and all of us want to hear what we do well. We need to recognize and verbalize the uniqueness of each member. We need to emphasize that while we may be part of a great family, we’re not restricted by our heritage; we have the freedom and ability to exercise our own individual gifts. Inspire your family to be proud of where they came from, where they are, and where they can go.
Our past binds us together, but it’s the individual members utilizing their unique gifts and fulfilling their particular roles that make a family resilient and give it a strong future in the promises of God. “For the promise is unto you, and to your children.” Don’t be the last link in the chain. Don’t let it end with you. Take the blessings God has deposited in you and pass them on to your children — and to your grandchildren as well.
Heavenly Father, all the things that You have taught me through good and bad times, help me pass that on to those in my family. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.