As for Ishmael, I have heard and listened to you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will greatly multiply him [through his descendants]. He will be the father of twelve princes (chieftains, sheiks), and I will make him a great nation.
GENESIS 17:20 AMP
Why do you think God declared the blessing on Ismeal? Its because God loves Abraham so much, Ismeal was not aware about what was said about him, it was between his father and God almighty. He later fulfilled the promises, because his father was a good man.
Please be good for your children, let people see you and say good things about you, don't allow people to speak bad about you because of your behaviour. If you are really rude, talk to people anyway, please stop it, reduce it until its no longer there. Let your children enjoy your goodness even when you are late, they will still be enjoying it. Well I have decided to be so nice, speak blessing upon people, even help them to realise their God given purpose.
There are some things I enjoy because my dad was a good man and even my mum is so nice, if you have met her or spoken to her on the phone, you will understand, she will pray for you over the phone and gist with you when you come see me, according to her, I don't like gist lol. My mum and dad are really nice people and their niceness is pushing me upwards in life. There was one time that I didn't write well in one of my courses in school, I was so sad, I decided to go and meet the lecturer, what was in my mind was "well let me go and try my luck, this one that this lecturer is on his own'.
I went to the office, and spoke to him, he asked for my name, I told him, he looked at me and asked if Tom (my father's name) is my father, I said yes, he started saying how my dad was so nice to him, he even called the company he used to work, he said he was so sad when he heard that my dad was late. He collected my name and my matriculation number and told me to go. When result came out, I got a whole 'B' i was jumping, what I wrote in the exam is a 'D', im telling you. What if I called my father's name and he reacted badly, what if he said my father was a wicked man? See I won't even get that 'D', I will get 'F9'. My dad died a long time ago but he's niceness spoke for me that day.
All I can say to you, be nice, forgive everyone and seek forgiveness, be free to everyone, you never know where your children will go and call your name and get rejection.
I really want my children to get a positive attitude everywhere they go, I want God to bless them on my behalf that they can say "my mum's kind spirit is working for us" that kind of thing.
If you are not nice, please change today. God loves you no matter what.