Have you ever wondered why most firstborns are substitutes? Many are living below expectations and find it difficult to comfortably foot their bills and shoulder the responsibilities of others as expected by most parents.
Parents are very excited when they are about to have their firstborn. They make sure they have researched and purchased all the needed babies things for the delivery. In some cases, the baby’s room is prepared with tiny and bunny prints.
Once the Child is Born
Once the child is born, every one smiles, happy and celebrates the arrival of the long anticipated child. Then, all the attention and love goes to him. As he or she grows, her progress becomes extremely important to the parents and the rest of the family, especially if he or she is the first grandchild.
At same time, the parent’s intense wish for him to succeed can cause a firstborn some problems.
Firstborns face intense pressure to succeed because many parents demand more from them. In most cases, firstborns shoulder the responsibilities of other siblings and parents in old age. But it pains that most firstborns live below expectations.
We live in a generation where money is the answer to most things. And when someone cannot afford his bills, he is regarded as a substitute. Join me to consider some of the factors:
- Over Attention from parents
As stated earlier, parents are over excited when giving birth to their firstborn, so they give every attention to him or her. Giving firstborn over attention can actually make him lazy. It will deter him from taking responsibilities early. At such, he will always depend on the parents for everything even when his mates are on the streets to battle for survival.
In other words, the earlier firstborns leave their comfort zones to battle for survival the better the chances of succeeding
2. The Unseen Battles
Everybody fights battles consciously or unconsciously. But the battles of firstborns are supreme and seem more parlous to contend with. In other words, there is a struggle between light and darkness over every firstborn.
As a matter of fact, this struggle is for every born of a woman but there is an intense battle over firstborns. God wants your firstborn to serve Him and same with the devil. In some cases, firstborns do all they can to succeed in life but it seems there are unseen forces jeopardizing their efforts.
To be continued……..
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