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For Parents Who Desire Success

By Carla MacLachlan

The world we live in appears to be consumed with the idea of success. As parents, we too want our children to succeed in life. But what does that look like and how motivated are you to help your child succeed?

If you are a parent who desires your child to succeed in school you will most likely purchase the necessary supplies such as paper, pencils, ruler, and calculator. If you are a highly motivated parent, you may offer assistance with homework assignments and class projects to help your child gain a better understanding of each subject.

If you are a parent who desires his child to succeed at sports you will usually buy the needed equipment to play the game. You will invest in lessons, place the child on a team, and perhaps even assist with coaching. If you are a highly motivated parent, you will often set aside time to help your child practice his position, willing to do whatever is necessary to improve his skills.

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So what does a parent look like who is motivated to see his or her child succeed spiritually?

If you are a parent who desires to see your child achieve personal spiritual success you will train him according to the Bibleís definition of success. Joshua 1:8 states: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. This means that you will:

©Carla MacLachlan
Carla MacLachlan's passion is Jesus Christ, and this passion is demonstrated in her lifestyle, writing, and teaching. Carla has ministered to adults, children, and families for over 20 years, instilling in them this same passion of living for Jesus. Carla has authored the book "Parenting Moment by Moment" that trains parents to apply truth in very practical ways in their lives and the lives of their children. In addition, she is currently working on a book to equip believers to develop genuine discipleship in their own lives and the lives of others entitled: Making Disciples: Applying Truth in Daily Living.
Carla has been married for 27 years and has two grown sons. Like the apostles, Carla is an "ordinary" person whom Jesus has equipped and empowered to do His will (Acts 4:13). She trains others in godly living through parenting seminars for parents of children of all ages, family seminars for parents and youth, grandparenting seminars, discipleship training, and church leadership seminars. You can learn more about Carla and her ministry at


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