And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted b of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. … ~ Luke 4:1-2 KJV
In today’s world, our children face so many pressures. One of the main pressures is wanting to be accepted, by others. Parents you would not believe how far your child would go in an effort to be accepted. So it is important that we make our children aware of the dangers that the world offers.
It is equally important to be well acquainted with our children’s activities and the company they keep. Since we now live in an ever evolving digital universe, it makes the job of parenting a more tedious occupation of family life.
Times Have Changed
Before I was born they tell me that people had party lines, and you were in pretty good shape if you only had one party on your line. But today our young children have their own line. They have their own personal connection to the internet, social media, and the underworld.
I want you to know that no matter how innocent a media platform may seem to be, no matter how helpful or how convenient it seems, there are people that will use facebook, twitter, instagram as a cover-up, for their deceptive work. The social media platform itself is not the problem, but the people who abuse it is.
A Whisper In The Ear
A smooth-talker will tell you just what you want to hear. They make it seem as if they can make all your problems go away. A smooth-talker will show up when you are weak and pretend to have all the answers to your complications.
Young people beware of the smooth-talker. The smooth-talker may be your best friend but you’re not their friend at all. The smooth-talker is always ready to give you advice but considers your advice a waist of time.
A smooth-talker will make you believe that they’re on your side and that they’re the only one who really cares.
They will make you go against your parents. They will make you forsake your friends. They will cause you to turn your back on those who love you the most. The smooth-talker will make you do some things that you never thought you would do.
Who Is He
He is formed and fashioned as the devil, whose only goal is to steal, kill, and destroy. He walks around as a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour.
There are some good-looking smooth-talking men that have befriended your daughters. There are some good-looking smooth-talking women that desire to touch your sons, and the only way you will be able to protect them is to teach them to recognize smooth-talkers.
We all have met someone who talked smooth to us. And someone reading this post has even been a smooth talker yourself.
Don’t Be A Fool
Don’t let a smooth talker fool you, don’t let them change your mind. See they will try to tell you what you need to do, but if you would just stick with the Lord He will carry you through.
Beware of random friend request. It could be a lure to gain your confidence and eventually turn deceptive.
Beware of your social media post. People who see your post can see what you do, and where you hang out the most.
Always be AWARE of your surroundings. If it doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t.
Open your mouth and say something. Family members, family friends, even school teachers could be predators.
Parents, PLEASE MAKE TIME TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN! Both boys and girls are depending on you.