I have determined that middle school is where sweet little kids turn into 3-headed dragons. The chatter that has been circulating among parents and what little I can drag out of my own children would even make unsavory characters blush. These kids are 11-14 years old and getting away with things that I didn’t even think about until college!
- Foul language is considered part of normal conversation.
- “Twerking,” is the new craze at the dances…thank you, Miley Cyrus for your contribution to society.
- CHILDREN are making out during school and some have already engaged in sexual activities.
Are you kidding me?!
So what’s a freaked out momma supposed to do when her kids have no other option than public school?! How can I ensure that my kids can be stuck in the middle of these atrocious environments and come out unscathed & still living for Jesus?
Proverbs 28 is riddled with verses that we parents can pour into and pray over our children.
When your child is surrounded by a group doing all kinds of wrong and is unsure what to do:
“The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.” (vs 1)
During school, when they see everybody getting by with doing whatever they want as opposed to what they should be doing:
“Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.” (vs 14)
“The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.” (vs 18)
If you have little disciples like we do, anxious to share the Word of God but fearful of rejection, who may be tempted to join the masses:
“Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things.” (vs 10)
What happens when their closest friends turn from their church-upbringin’ roots and decide to embrace the false teaching that is attacking them from every direction:
“Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.” (vs 7)
“It makes good sense to obey the Law of God, but you disgrace your parents if you make friends with worthless nobodies.” (same verse, CEV translation)
I am so utterly disappointed in the job that parents are doing these days. They are succumbing to the pressures of this world by allowing their children to set the standards and the rules instead of demanding a certain level of respect and personal integrity. These children that are acting out in public are belittling themselves. God created us all to be spectacular and by behaving with so little self-respect and absolutely no dignity they are falling well below their potential for greatness.
I’m sorry about the soap box, I am just horrified at the downward spiral that are young people are falling into. We can only expect so much from their educators and Sunday school teachers, at some point, Mom & Dad need to step it up a notch. For those of you who may be living inside a bubble, oblivious to the hell your kids are raising when they walk out your door, I pray that the Lord would thump you on the head and open your eyes! I can only pray that we are doing a decent enough job with ours because I know they are just as susceptible to temptation as the next kid and boy have my kids messed up at times. So I am seeking the Lord on my behalf too. I want my kids to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Mom & Dad, Nana & Grandad…it is time to hit your knees to protect your babies.
That is all.