By Pastora Monique Lopez Ong
Many mothers feel tired. Many mothers also feel hurt. A lot are overwhelmed by all the problems coming their way.
Do you know that moms can literally change your brain? If you have a positive influence on your children, you play a major role in their development. They will grow up loving to learn and having a good memory. If you have a positive relationship with your children util the time they are 16 years of age, they will want to stay in school. They will remember many good things and will be satisfied when they get married. Mothers play a huge role in the life of their children. If you have a positive relationship with your mother, it will benefit you all throughout your life here on earth. When a mother gives birth, a baby does not know that his body is different form their mother. That is why when he asked to breastfeed, he still thinks it is his body. Your brains function in the same system that is why you understand what your child is thinking before he even says something. There is a neural connection between the mother and child and it works amazingly.
God has designed mothers to rise a nation. The reason why the country is divided is because of how children were raised by their families. But God made mothers with a plan in mind.
God designed mothers to be the helpmate of man. The Bible said it so. Genesis 2:18 says, “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” So God put Adam to sleep, took out a rib, and fashioned the woman from him. The woman came out of man because he cannot be alone. She plays a very big role.
Mothers are designed to b e life-givers. God made women to specifically give birth to children. Psalms 139:13 says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” God made your children in your womb. Eve is known as the mother of all living things.
Mothers are designed to be timeless teachers. Be a good example. Teach your children about God and His commandments. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says, “And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” It is the role of both parents, but mostly mothers, because they are the ones left at home. If you do not say anything, the world will teach your children.
Mothers are designed to be nurturers. Mother have an inherent trait to take care of their children. It is automatic for them to feed, put to sleep and bathe their children. Men need to be asked to do such things. Proverbs 19:15 says, “To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.” If a child is misbehaving, it is taken against the parent, most especially the mother. When you see a child misbehaving in the mall, what do you do as a first impulse? You look for the parents right? You ask in your mind why he is not being disciplined. Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 2:7, “As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children.” Mothers are to nurture their kids to life. In Titus, it says that older women need to teach the younger women to:
Love their husbands and children
Control themselves in all aspects of life
Be pure in mind, heart and action
Be busy at home and keep it clean
Be subject to their husband
Mentor other women
For the kingdom order of God to come and expand, it has to come in proper order. Mothers, you are important to God and you have to know your role. Strong families are needed to have a strong nation. If you have strong families, you will be free from poverty and crime because you will help each other and do not need to resort to bad things to get what you want. Strong families prosper too. In the Bible, the story of Timothy tells this picture. His grandmother was Lois and his mother was Eunice; it looked like he did not have any father figure but he became strong in the faith and became a pastor and missionary too. This was because of strong women praying, leading and guiding him while he was growing up. Society needs a strong family and it requires for the roles of a mother. You must follow your roles. This will lead to blessings.
Enemies of Motherhood
Wrong thinking - Some people belittle what they do. Just because they stay at home and play house, they think they are not doing anything worthwhile. Mothers are superheroes. They do not have day-offs. They work 24/7. And only a mother can do that. A homemaker is a full-time, multi-tasking job. You cannot give a mother the proper wages.
Wrong priorities - Some feel that if they work abroad, they are doing the right thing. You think your children want all the material things that you can buy for them when you earn more than you do when you are away from them? All they want and need is you. You are called to be a wife first and a mother second. Do not put your career first.
Wrong attitudes - Some mothers do not discipline their children properly. Calm down first and change yourself. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” Be slow to anger so you do not look foolish in front of your children. Women are given the opportunity to serve God through their families. Do all in the name of Jesus.
Dishonoring - Many times, children do not understand the decisions of their parents, most especially their mothers. Choose your battles and choose better relationships. Children, obey your parents so you will be blessed. The Lord does not want to curse you. He wants to bless you. You need to learn how to honor where honor is due. Choose to love.
Mothers: take your position! There is a role that you can play today. You are God’s warrior moms.
Prayer warriors - Nobody else can pray for your family and children but you. Pray without ceasing, in everything, give thanks. The Lord honors the prayers of mothers. You might not be bringing in money to the household but you can pray that the finances come. Pray victoriously. If you see something wrong, pray right away. Pray for God’s will to be done. You are bold and courageous. Matthew 7:7-8 says, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Make your prayers heard. Call it out in Jesus’ name. Your God is so big and so very rich. You have the ability to speak life. Speak it well.
Warrior moms are generous and hard-working - The mother that is generous does not lack. Proverbs 31:15-17 says, “She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.” Do not believe the lies of the enemy. You are more than what you think you are. Keep giving and keep giving to the Lord. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. You have no idea how the baby you are holding is the same baby that will rule the world one day. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Wherever you are right now,…
To the tired mom,…
Jesus is calling you to come to Him right now. He will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28-30)
To the inadequate mom,…
Do you feel lacking in so many aspects? God said His grace is sufficient for you for His power is made perfect in your weakness. (2Corinthians 12:9) You can boast with joy for God has power in your life. Where you are weak, God is strong.
To the hurting mom,…
The ones that can hurt you the most are the ones closest to you. God sees you. He knows your heart. He knows everything about you and He is coming to take care of you and your children. (Genesis 16:13)
To the discouraged mom,…
You probably do not know why you are where you are right now. You try your best but you feel you are not enough. God is asking you to come to Him. He will show you great and mighty things that you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3) He will walk with you.
You need to know why you are called. You are designed for a purpose. You will change the world.