We have been discussing the mountains of influence – the seven areas of culture that God intended for us to subdue and rule over.
Our take over must be deliberate, systematic and purpose bound. This is why knowledge is important.
My people perish for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
Education defines a lot about life because everyone is a sum total of what they know. Ignorance may be blissful, but what you do not know could kill you. What we teach our children determines the future of generations.
Christians have to be at the forefront of defining what is valuable for the development of our children. Our children are now being taught how to use condoms and contraceptives when they’re as young as 10. While we know the agenda we must push ferociously is the agenda of abstinence till marriage. As the world pushes for safe abortion options, are you vocal and deliberate about teaching your children the truth?
Education should not be firefighting. You shouldn’t only teach kids what is wrong. You must teach them what is right. I worked in a bank once and from time to time we would get a fake currency note. Never were we taught what fake currency felt like. In interacting with genuine currency, a fake note you could ‘smell’ from a mile away. Darkness can never be driven out by darkness. Darkness can only be driven out by light. Introduce the truth daily and consistently and your children will define themselves by who they are, not by rules and regulations.
The quality education agenda must be driven by parents, teachers, and the government. Parents must also model what they want to see their kids become. Children don’t become what you say, they observe and learn from who you really are.
In a different vein, get yourself an education too about the things you’re passionate about. Don’t just be basic. Become a master of your skill. Be the best at what you do. Operate at the highest possible level of knowledge and excellence.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will be stationed in the presence of kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29
Pray that educators will teach knowledge and truth that is applied with wisdom.
Pray that we will be bold to speak up for the teaching of truth.
Pray that our children will be taught the truth according to God’s word and principles.
Pray that the church will have a voice in regards to what our children learn.
Pray that educators will impart destiny and purpose.
Pray that parents will rise up as the primary educators.
Pray that God will lead you towards great knowledge for your assignment and therefore distinguish you.