Giving birth and becoming a mother is an experience that is unique to women.
Although motherhood is a joyous experience, for many new moms, this journey through uncharted waters can be quite scary. Entering into the unknown is truly a terrifying task for even the strongest of women.Taunting thoughts race through our minds, “Am I prepared? Am I adequate? Can I handle this?”
On the other hand, the seasoned mother questions her role: “Is this really my purpose in life? Is this all your have for me, God?”
Feelings of insecurity and even jealousy over our roles compared to our male counterparts can rear their ugly heads at times.Again, we entertain the negative thoughts that begin to pour into our minds. “Am I even appreciated?”
But! Do you know … Your divine purpose as a mom is actually your ministry! God has given YOU the authority or mandate to carry out this mantle as a mother. Moreover, God has entrusted YOU with a huge responsibility as a woman that is called to bear children and raise them in the admonition of the Lord. This responsibility must not be taken lightly, since the fruit of the womb is a heritage and reward from God (see Psalm 127:3).
1. You are a NURTURER.
When we nurture our children, we are not only feeding and clothing them; but we are also providing them with comfort. When they fall and scrape a knee, we are there to pick them up and ease their pain. When they want to just cuddle up in our arms, we are there to hold them tight and give them reassurance that we love them unconditionally. Displaying our affection for our children with love, a gentle and quiet spirit (see 1 Peter 3:4), and a tongue of kindness; is an outward expression of a mother’s support and encouragement for her children.
2. You are a TEACHER.
As mothers, we have a duty to train and equip the future generation starting with our children!
We teach our children in a way that they can truly receive from us. We do this by speaking with wisdom (see Proverbs 31:26), appropriately disciplining in love (see Proverbs 29:15), and modeling our own good behaviors to them because they are always observing. According to Proverbs 22:6, when you fully equip your child in the correct manner and in the admonition of the Lord; he or she will NOT depart from your teaching!
3. You are a GO-GETTER.
I will go ahead and tell you now; motherhood requires sacrifice and work! Being lazy is the complete opposite of what being a mom is all about. From changing what seems like a million diapers a day, to cleaning up spills and messes, and preparing meals; a mother’s work is NEVER quite done. It is our biblical duty to watch over the ways of our households. Or, what I like to call being a “momager,” since we are managing and serving our spouse, children, and households …
It is truly a full-time job! We do not eat from the bread of idleness; instead, we are to be willing to work with our hands (see Proverbs 31:13, 31:27).
As you embark on this journey as a mother and woman of valor, be empowered! Remember the purpose of being a mother is a task that is uniquely designed for women. Relish at the fact that God rewarded you with this treasure of carrying life in your womb. You will succeed at this mantle because God has given you the strength, tenacity, and authority to bear this cross.
Each of these attributes — being a nurturer, teacher, and go-getter, are seen as pleasing to God! You will be strengthened and honored by God as you steward this mantle with excellence. Your spouse and your children will call you blessed and give you praise! (see Proverbs 31:28-29).
Jasmine Frost is an anointed content strategist, editor, author, and blogger. She is the owner and operator of For His Glory Writing Co. established in 2018. Her company has recently published a handbook, "The Kingdom Culture Handbook: Cultivating Heaven on Earth" by Apostle Jonathan McKay, which reached number one in new releases in the category Christian Church Growth. God has given her a vision to write content specifically for the Christian niche to inspire, convict, and convert audiences to Christ. Learn more at forhisglorywc.com.