Wouldn’t it Be Better to Be the Leader?

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You can choose to build talent now in your child’s life or you can let society force him to work for others at low wages (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

Working for someone else and being micro-managed by another person can and will pay the basic bills, but wouldn’t it be better to be the leader in a particular field of talent? Get your son or daughter started today on building a unique talent. They can be the ones who rule in a particular sphere of life instead of being forced to work for others at low wages.

Proverbs 12:24

“The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the slack hand will be put to forced labor”

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  1. Thank you so much for your blog and your excellent e-book. I got your e-book when your wife mentioned it on the MOMYS digest.

    We have eight children as well but they are older than yours (27-7). I think you need to reiterate to parents to stand firm against their own emotions. It is very very difficult to encourage your child to go with their talent, especially when you see them struggling financially! It makes mom feel sad to see her son/daughter struggle!

    Our eldest daughter wanted to marry in her early 20’s but God has had other plans. She is now 27 and just now finding her niche in her passion; cooking. She went to Culinary school at the age of 19 and has cooked all her life but had to figure out how to make a living at it without working those awful resturant hours. She is highly in demand right now and it’s not because she has advertised herself (she has a hard time with that) but word has gotten out about her amazing food and people are knocking on her door! We are thankful.

    I would also add to pray, pray, pray for your children. I think it was Ruth Graham (wife of Billy) who discovered that the majority of men who found their calling/niche early in life had a wife or a mother who prayed diligently for them. Isn’t that what we want for our boys as they grow into men?


    Jill Farris

    • Thank you Jill for your kind comment. Please feel free to email me personally if you would like specific feedback on how the children who are still in the home can make progress. There are a couple of “workarounds” if they are close to graduating from High School and have not yet had occasion to focus their study time on their own talent needs.
      Best wishes to you Jill!
      – Jonathan