With all the shootings and violence around the world. I pray that our nation and community becomes safe again. Every day I’m mentoring or helping some parent and their children with the day to day struggles of peer pressure and self-development.
Statistics: Did you know that 1 out 2 boys got into a fight at school in 2013 and at least 35% fought 3 to 4 times. And 1 out of every 4 girls fought last year due to social conflict and quarrels over boys.
In this season I would like to be friends with positive people and a friend of God. I have never seen him before. But when good people do great things it’s a sign that he exists.
We have to take our kids back! If this audience doesn’t have any children or if their kids are all grown up? Let’s remember those parents who are still raising theirs.
I pray parents and children become better examples in public places. Also, parents lead our communities with integrity in front of those children who need us most. I’m not saying be a role model, I’m only saying know your role on earth towards kids who need our guidance best.
As I lead the next generation in my community down the road of excellence. I pray that our eyes are open and we are able to hold hands with great people like you who see a clear vision for creating a generation of road scholars and good hearted individuals that provide our communities a brighter future within our nation.
Scripture: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10)
When our house had burned down, we could only afford to move into the projects. My brothers changed over-night after my parents separated. They went from carrying bibles in church to carrying guns in the hood. They ran away, start using drugs and became incarcerated due to an absent father. By the time I had reached age 8, my brothers had been in and out of jail at least 3 times. Two of my brothers spent hard time in the prison. One of them spent 20 years and my other brother did 10 years. But through prayer and hard work as a family, today, they are all doing well working and taking care of their families living productive and righteous lifestyles.
Look at the statistics on what occurs when the father is absent in the home.
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
71% are high school dropouts
68 % smoke, drink, or use drugs
And 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes
My brother that was incarcerated for 20 years. My family started taking me the first 10 years to visit him at age 8. By 18, I was driving them the last 10 years to visit him. We would go in smiling glad to see him and leave out crying sad to leave him.
NOTE: My brothers were good boys growing up. They didn’t want to live like hoodlums. Sometimes people make mistakes and become examples in a negative way temporarily only to teach you what you shouldn’t being doing.
Wisdom: So don’t be quick to judge others just pray for them that God bless them to see truth and have the strength to pursue it.
Pray at all times because you never know when that special person or family member may decide to change. Don’t give up there is a brighter future ahead for you and yours.