A visiting relative asked a 5 year old girl, “What are you going to do when you get to be as big as your mother?” The child replied, “Go on a diet!”
Asking young children about their future is usually a good practice. Telling them what they are good at and giving them a vision of what God might want them to become is even better.
Many who have become successful missionaries, pastors, or other leaders, can trace their calling back to a time early in their life when someone said “You’d sure make a good…” By giving children a vision, we also give them a purpose and a reference point for using their time in the days of their youth. That’s something that many youth today don’t have.
Think how much further along the road you would be in your calling today if you had started preparing for it as a young child. Giving a vision is a good use of your time because you are helping others to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.