If you follow along with the logic of having the child dictate to you what will and will not be, you along with the child will be confused. You will challenge everything from your mother, to your papi. You will challenge gender roles, cultures, morals, and everything else. You will in effect be in a state of rebellion. If you would like to know what your purpose or direction in life is, you should go to the creator of mankind and He will teach you. I believe that you can live a disciplined, youthful, faith filled and enjoyable life by living by the principles, instructions and precepts of the bible. For the bible unapologetically teaches you what is right and wrong in the eyes of God. There are no gray areas. He will provide you with his perfect and permissive will. It seems that in our culture we have become sophisticated and want to incorporate pieces from other faiths, religions, and cultures and then try and marry them to the bible. If you know anything about God, this is not acceptable. For he desires to be God alone in your life. For He is a God who desires to be known and to have intimate fellowship with you at the exclusion of all other gods and practices.
Imagine living a life where there is no set right or wrong. Where there is no good or evil. That’s the time that we are living in today. This is a trick by the Devil. For scripture teaches us “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Rev 12:9 KJV). Even while I am writing this article, I included the name of the devil but most would just laugh and cast it as someone being superstitious. The devil is real and his target is to get into the home and change the thinking of mothers, fathers, and children. He desires for us to not lean on the words of God but to lean on our own wisdom, culture, and beliefs from other religions. These beliefs will lead you down the road to perdition that is away from God. These beliefs will ultimately lead to the destruction of a nation. For God, the creator of the earth has a set design and purpose for humanity. When you rebel against this design and purpose and choose to willfully go against His will, he will judge. And it is a terrible thing to land in the hands of the living God for judgement.