If A Child Lives With Criticism


If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy
If children live with jealousy, they learn what envy is
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty
 
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves
If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous
If children live with honesty and fairness, they learn what truth and justice are
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those around them
If children live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live
If children live with serenity, they learn to have peace of mind.
 
What are your children living with?

— Author Unknown

One can do all the things listed in the bottom section, however,
if children live without Christ,
If children live with tolerance, they learn to push the limits
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be self centered
If children live with praise, they learn to expect it.
If children live with approval, they learn to think they can get away with it
If children live with acceptance, they cannot deal without it.
If children live with recognition, they need it all the time.
If children live with sharing, they learn to take
If children live with honesty and fairness, they learn how to spin their adgenda
If children live with security, they learn to control those around them
If children live with friendliness, they learn to use the friend to their advantage
If children live with serenity, they learn to create drama
If they will become self serving and.
AND
if they live with Christ, everything in the top section is healed and used to glorify the LORD.
If children live with criticism, they learn to be concerned with what others think
If children live with hostility, they learn that piece is better
If children live with fear, they learn to trust God
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry and care for others
If children live with ridicule, they learn to encourage
If children live with jealousy, they learn to give
If children live with shame, they learn that they are a gift of God
That Christ endured all the things listed here and still died for our sins, and redeemed us.

Christ is the difference, not always what the world says!

“I can do all things through Christ (the anointed) who strengthens me.”

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