Well, now that we have taught our children that life is bipolar and that they can expect that their futures will hold many high, highs and lots of low, lows let’s help them establish some bipolar life hacks that are gonna give them the best chance of successfully navigating all the way through.
These life hacks are gleaned from the study of the life of King David.
I pretty much figure if that bipolar-lifed-guy could come out of it all with the God-given title “Man after God’s own Heart” he must have done something right and there must be something here for us to learn.
Soooo….todays bipolar life hack for our kiddos to know, develop and establish at an early age and continue throughout their adult years is to PRACTICE THE PRESENCE OF GOD. That’s right, let us teach our youngins that in the midst of their bipolar days PRACTING THE PRESENCE OF GOD will bring them stability.
It did for David and it will for them. David penned out truths such as these;
In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand, there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty whose power no foe can withstand.
Psalm 91 AMP
Let’s give our kids some practical applications for PRACTING THE PRESENCE OF GOD in their everyday here and nows. Then let us trust God that these bipolar life hacks will follow them throughout the remainder of their lives. Let’s train them in the simple, cost-free, common, easy-to-do life hacks and help them establish these practices as good, healthy habits. Stuff like get to church, show up at youth group, find a Christian band you enjoy and listen to them. Read a Proverbs a day, ask God for help before a test, plead the Blood of Jesus before you get into your car. Talk to God about all your questions (even your angry ones), pick up a devotion you like, find a mentor, or talk about God stuff with a friend. All these habits will help lead our kids into the presence of God. And all of our kids need some practical step-by-steps on how to get there.
As we as moms stop and pray in the midst of a struggle we are showing our kids how to practice the presence of God. When we talk out loud working through our problems and end up picking righteousness we are establishing the presence of God before their eyes. When we “own our stuff” and say I’m sorry we are promoting an atmosphere where the presence of God can invade our kids lives as they watch us humble ourselves. When our babies don’t get picked for the team, or a friend is unkind, or disappointment invades their tender hearts, and we gently turn them to a good God in the midst of their bipolar life we are training them to practice the presence of God. And we are offering them the secrets to the greatest stability they will ever know in the midst of their bipolar lives by……. PRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF GOD.