“Truly, I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. – Mark 11:23
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13
Does God live inside of you? If so, then you are omnipotent. If you believe it, summon that power to direct, lead, and guide your child to success. Summon that power to overcome fear. Invoke the power of love to create a magnificent son/daughter who will create, thrive, and accomplish all that he/she desires.
Do you doubt that it’s possible? You have contemporary examples visibly in front of you every day. How do you think Richard and Oracene (Price) Williams did it? How about Sonya Carson? What about Joy Moore? And the list goes on and on of parents who decided that their children were going to reach their full potential, then got about the business of accessing and exercising their parenting power to nurture, teach, and develop them.
But know this—it’s not easy. It takes hard work, stamina, perseverance, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment. The work is hard because the reward is beyond great.
As we’ve already discussed, you do not have to be perfect. Heck, none of us are. But you do have to be attuned to your child’s needs and meet them (see Relationships post, February).
You do need to be focused on developing your child (see all previous posts, especially Education).
And you do need to attend to being your best self so that you don’t get in the way of your child’s success (see Therapy and Counseling, March).
Parenting is the hardest job, bar none. And it’s the most rewarding, bar none.
If you don’t know your power in parenting, I highly suggest your discover it. Your child’s ability to thrive depends on it, as does the Black family, the Black community, and our nation.
We wish you peace, love, and Power in Parenting.