Inspire Your Children

Today, I’m letting Ximena, a mother of four in Bolivia, inspire us to inspire. If the world had more families like the one Ximena and her husband, Luis, have built, it would be a better place. They are models to their four boys and to people around them. She has a blog in Spanish on how to educate your children for success. I found this entry inspiring. It’s about change! We want change! We look for change! We want to see change in others! We want our children to change!

Do you want change? You be the change!

Our children don’t learn from what we say, but from what they see us do. As parents we have the challenge to be an inspiration to our children.

How much time do you invest in trying to change the attitudes of your children?
How many sermons and speeches have you given them without getting any results?

Many times they’ve probably said that they agreed with you, but then they made a silent test to see if your words matched your actions.

So the change must begin with you. Do you want an example?
There is a small town in Southeast Asia called Canaan. From there came the spark that ignited the rapid growth of South Korea. In just over three decades they managed to go from being one of the poorest countries in the world to having, as of today, one of the largest economies in the world.

What happened in that country, devastated by the Second World War and with no natural resources to achieve that change?
The philosophical basis for transformation was as follows:  “I change first! I change first now! I change this first! I change small things first! I change feasible things first! And I change even to the end!”

The first change was their leader. His change inspired others, and that inspiration was a tremendous force.

If you want more motivated children, yours is the example they must follow. You don’t tell them how to do things, but you inspire them to do them.

People went to Gandhi and said: “I agree with nonviolence, but there will be others who don’t. How do I change them? “
And Gandhi replied, “You can’t change other people. But you can change and serve as a model.”

You be the change you want to see in others. Your actions will be an example to follow.

Your kids want you to inspire them to be better persons, to be organized, to use time well, to treat others kindly… and so much more!
When you understand that the greatest influence you will have on your children is in making yourself better, you won’t stop.

To see Ximenas blog in Spanish, go to:


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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One Response to Inspire Your Children

  1. ximesol says:

    Querida hermana:

    Muchas gracias por honrarme con sus comentarios. No los merezco, pues me falta muuuuucho por aprender. Pero gracias a Dios que tengo en usted el ejemplo a seguir, as como el aliento y la inspiracin que es capaz de influir profundamente en mi vida.


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