Words Of Encouragement For Kids

Children thrive under positivity, allowing them to grow into wonderful adults. Use some of these words of encouragement for kids with yours today!

There’s a popular saying, “Children are the leaders of tomorrow.” If you like, you could also say, “Children are the future”, and I think both statements hold true.

Every adult you see today was once a child. They were once innocent children not able to tell their right from the left. But one thing that happened to all of them in common is that they all grew.

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Words Of Encouragement For Kids

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Every person has to grow.

People grow in all aspects – spiritually, mentally, psychologically, etc.

But just as with everything in life, growth can be a tough challenge.

The adults you see today were once children but what made them into whatever admiration today is attributed to growth. Sometimes, even painfully so.

We all must grow. While you’re a child today, there’s a bright future the world expects to see you come into.

However, on the journey of growth are obstacles and oppositions that sometimes don’t make sense but are necessary passengers.

God has a plan and a good one at that for every person. Remember, adults were once children. So, in God’s plan for every person lies His plan for every child.

As a child, you’ll face discouragement and diverse attempts to veer you off course but you must be resilient. You must be strong and bold.

When God speaks to you, don’t think it’s too great a dream for you to accomplish.


The Young King…

I’ll tell you about the youngest king in the bible. His name was Jehoash.

Jehoash became king over Judah when he was only seven years old. He did quite well as a king from a very tender age.

But why he was able to please God and do so well was because he had guardians who led him on the right path.

Did he meet obstacles in his determination to serve God as a faithful king? Of course, without a doubt!

Dreams Come True…

You too can be all God wants you to be no matter what oppositions you face as a kid. That’s a vital part of life. Challenges make you stronger. Challenges are like the heat needed to cook a delicious meal.

Being a child, it feels like the world is intentionally working against you, right? I mean we have parents always saying do this and do that, and sometimes even yelling in the process. There are teachers at school and Sunday school as well trying to tell us what to do, and fairly speaking, it could get boring and challenging.

But all these are what make you into that person God wants you to be.

You want to be a president, a doctor, a businessman or woman, a writer, or whatever big dreams you may have in mind. These dreams are not achieved on a platter of gold. They take your hard work and obedience to become possible.

You may have heard of or seen great people you want to be like when you grow up. They were once like you but what changed was their patience to obey everything they were taught.

As I said, the process of growth can be a real pain but the rewards are very exciting. Dreams come true!

Every great person you admire had a teacher they listened to. Who are your teachers? They’re your parents alongside school teachers and Sunday school teachers. They all work together trying to make you into the best person you can possibly be.

Don’t despise their discipline. They’re not doing it because they hate you but because they love you.

If you’re doing something wrong and you’re being corrected, it’s for your own good really.

And when you listen and adjust to the suggested changes, you find that you’ve grown into a wiser person.

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Let’s Talk About School…

How many of us have that annoying subject or topic you just can’t seem to understand where they’re going with?

It happens to the best of us. Trust me.

On some days, you just don’t even feel like going to school. It feels like, “Why school at all?” Don’t be shy, every great person was once there. You don’t believe it? You better do.

What are you thinking? That adults were superhumans when they were kids? Not at all! They all had the same set of ears, eyes, brain, nose, mouth, etc., which you possess.

Why some succeeded and others failed, was because of what they did with the information they were given.

This is why I’m encouraging you to be obedient and attentive to what you’re being taught within the four walls of school and outside of it.

You’ve got to pay attention to what you’re being taught and make a decision to apply it to your life. Don’t ever think they’re just bothering you with some gibberish.

You have your choices to make, I know that. You’re the boss on that one. But a wise piece of advice is, “Always listen to wise people.”

Yeah, wise people. And how do you know them, they come in form of parents, elders, teachers, pastors… you get the idea.

There’re well-meaning people who want only the best for you. They want you to be all that God wants you to be.

They love you and want to guide you to the best paths for your life. Don’t feel bugged by them. Don’t feel they’re all up in your business. They do what they do because they love you. You’ve got to know that.

So… About Parents…

When your parents seem to be doing too much, they’re not. In fact, that’s exactly what they should be doing for their kids – guiding and protecting them.

Here’s what the bible says:

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Now you know why they keep trying to get you on the right path. It’s because they have an obligation to train you as is pleasing before God.

They don’t correct you because they hate you. So, it would be totally wrong for you to hate them when they do.

And I know sometimes it could really feel like an impossible mission trying to please them. Sometimes, it looks like they’re just out to get you no matter how hard you’re trying.

If you’re feeling this way, you’re really getting it wrong. Ha-ha.

You see, it’s just a natural course that children and parents seem to be at loggerheads when it’s time for correction.

Isn’t it strange that you can share jokes, have fun times together and every other thing but not be able to withstand their correction when it’s time for it?

Think about it.

But here’s what the bible says about correction:

“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him” KJV

Do you see and understand what the bible is saying here?

What it means is that children have the tendency of thinking in a way that’s not always wise. In the sense that, you don’t know everything you should know as a child. And you only get to know better when you’re taught and corrected.

A rod here doesn’t necessarily talk about a physical rod to inflict pain on you. It could also be figurative.

But it’s interesting the choice of words here. It says a rod. Physically what are rods synonymous with? Pain more times than not.

So, the idea here is that correction will be painful. Don’t expect it to be all rosy and sweet. There may be times it comes in that manner but don’t always expect it in that form.

Understanding this will help you receive correction with a better mindset. You won’t think of correction only from one angle.

Most times, when kids hear their parents raise their voices at them, they get upset and tend not to pay attention to the intention of raising that voice.

Honestly speaking, nobody likes getting upset. And also, when we’re upset most of the time as parents, we could get a bit carried away.

I’ll tell you two probable reasons why your parents raise their voices.

  1. Because they’re stressed. It’s not easy having to deal with work and deal with the family as well. It’s difficult and you have to give it to your parents for doing their best.
  2. The second reason is that they expected more from you than what you gave. Perhaps they were thinking you’d do one thing but then you probably did the other not so palatable thing. That’d get even you angry, wouldn’t it?

When you understand all these, they help you keep an open mind to accepting correction which helps you grow in return.

Is God speaking to you?

Has God told you something about your future? Does it sound too good to be true?

“How do I hear God speak?”, you may ask. He speaks to you in your heart. The voices of good ambition you hear in your mind can be pointers to what or where God wants you to go.

When you have big dreams like that, you must be courageous to fulfill that purpose.

Or maybe it’s your parents telling you something God told them about your life, perhaps what the future holds. You must pay attention.

But beyond paying attention, you need the courage to accomplish.

Here’s what God told Joshua, and I believe He’s saying these exact same words to you as well. God says:

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9 KJV

This is the word of God’s encouragement you must never forget for as long as you live.

This is God speaking and telling you His beloved child that He’s always with you and you have nothing to fear.

While you’re still growing, don’t let the discouragement of failure get to you.

Oh! In case I forgot to tell you – failure is a vital part of success and growth.

It may sound wrong and confusing but believe me, it’s the truth. I know failing is not your thing, and it’s actually nobody’s thing. But, don’t ever feel worthless when you fail.

Failing isn’t cool but the lessons learned from them are essential for growth.

Don’t let your failure in one thing or another make you feel less of a person.

For instance, if you’re unable to participate in sports at school for whatever reason, don’t let it weigh you down. Other kids may laugh but guess what, sports aren’t the only cool thing humans can do. There are lots of other things where you shine and excel. Find those things and become a master at them.

Any Last Words?

You won’t hear the last of this, so they’re no last words.

I just wish you understand how much God has put in you, and know-how unique your life is from that of others. You’re not like everyone else, and I say that in a positive sense.

What God has planned for your life is not what you even think about yourself. God’s plans surpass yours by light-years.

Think I’m joking, see for yourself what God says about you:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

You’re a child of God and your heavenly Father has amazing, mind-blowing plans for you kid! 

His plans are only for good and not evil. The future you desire, God already planned you should have.

I don’t know what your challenge may be at this point but you have the word of God to hold on to.

You know, I’ve seen and heard of many people who had dreams when they were little and they had the privilege to live those dreams out.

Some were inventors; some of the brightest minds. Some didn’t even know how great they’d become. All they kept doing was learning and growing.

All I’m trying to say is never give up on your dreams. life may come with its challenges to steer you off course but like Joshua, you must be strong and courageous.

Like Jesus, you must have the faith to stare at the storms and say, “Peace be still!”

You must always remember that whatever you may be facing is just for a while, after which it disappears and you’ll be happy again.

You can do it too. Don’t ever think about giving up! You’re a blessed child!

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