You might ask, “Pastor Rogers, Do you think you can control the destiny of your children?”
No, but I can certainly influence the destiny of my children. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
One of the keys to understanding that verse is the word “way.” It is a Hebrew word that means something like a bend in a bow, that every child has a particular bent. They are not warped, but they are bent to a particular thing. Our duty and joy is to discover that bent.
Don’t see your child like a block of un-sculpted granite that you have to hammer and chisel to make out of him what you will. Try to determine what gifts God has put into that individual, unique person. Children don’t come in standard packages; you have to read the label. You have to see what God has put into them.