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Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, January 13, 2020.
Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, and each producing offspring of the same kind – livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and the wild animals.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:24
Just Like You
Everybody with children is cursed. Don’t get me wrong, children are absolutely a blessing and bring great joy to their parents, but parents are all cursed. It started when you were a child. There was some point in your childhood when you did something that was beyond the pale. It may have been funny. It may have been strange. It may have been annoying. Whatever it was, you did it, and that’s when you were cursed. Your parent said to you that day, I hope you have a child just like you one day. And that was it.
The thing is, it is only a curse if you were a “bad” kid. If you were the perfect child that every parent wanted, then it was not a curse but rather a blessing. Either way, in life you typically reproduce who and what you are. The good in you is passed down and the bad in you is passed down as well. Which means you have to become who you want your offspring to become. If you want a polite, well-read, hardworking child, the best way to get one is to be a polite, well-read, hard-working parent. If you want a child that eats poorly, never picks up a book and is rude to everyone, you can create that by being just like that. Either way, it is up to you.
Friends, God set up the laws of reproduction simply, you reproduce what you are. Apple trees produce apples. Pear trees produce pears. Dogs reproduce dogs. Cats reproduce cats. Who or what you are is exactly what you will produce. The goal is to be the best you so that you can reproduce the best version of you. When you become the best you, you create the habits, the actions and the outcomes that you can pass on generation by generation creating a blessed family for generations to come. So choose every day what and who you want to be because you will produce people who are just like you.