Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Have you ever gone to a department store and heard the music playing on the intercom? That’s not so unusual is it? Have you ever spent a lot more than you intended to spend? Experts say the music subliminally urges us to shop. But you didn’t pay too much attention to the music, or so you thought.
Hours after leaving the store and the music, I start hearing the song
I don’t know if that’s true or not but I have noticed this phenomenon. Hours after leaving the store and the music, I start hearing the song and will begin to hum the tune. And I can’t seem to get it out of my head.
A lot of times we’re intentional about imparting wisdom to our children. We want to teach them all we can to direct them towards being a resourceful adult and an asset to our community.
But our teens seem uninterested and they aren’t paying attention. That’s okay. Because they will hear what you say days, months or years later just like we heard that song we thought we weren’t paying attention to in the department store.
So keep talking. They hear you even though they aren’t paying attention. Especially if we refer to God’s Word when we talk to them. His word will accomplish its purpose. The NLT Version of Isaiah 55:11 says:
It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.Isaiah 55:11
Impart wisdom to your children even if it seems it’s not doing any good. Don’t give up! Keep talking!