Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6

We can infer from this Scripture that is a child has departed from the right way. Then he wasn’t trained the way he should go. That means it’s the parent’s responsibility to help their children have a clear direction for their lives, while they’re still young.

There’s a saying that, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. In the same manner, the older you get, the more difficult it is for you to change. The reason is that you’re already set in your ways; hence to change becomes a difficult task. The child who is not exposed to the right training will veer off the right path when he grows up.

This unwillingness to change is the reason many adults go through some terrible crises in their lives before they are compelled to change. Some had to hit rock bottom; fail and lose everything, before they could change. You may be in this category and you’re wishing you could have another opportunity to do things differently. Thank God, there’s a way out!

The next major opportunity that you have in life to change is when you’re born again. The moment you receive the life of God into your spirit, you’re introduced into a new lifestyle; the Christian life. This is your last chance to have a new lifestyle. In everything you do, let your desire be to please Jesus Christ, the new Lord of your life.

Maybe you were born into abject poverty and raised in an environment pervaded by misery. Well, you’re now a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), you can begin to build a new lifestyle and mentality for yourself. Begin to think and talk success, not failure. Rid yourself of sorrow and regret; and, begin to look forward to a prosperous future, for you’re the King’s kid. Just keep adding to the greatness which the Lord has deposited in you.

 For more, please read and study: Romans 12:2; James 1:21

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Father, I thank you fro the transforming power of your Word in my life, even as I receive it into my life with meekness and gladness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.