“Growing up was tough, my mother was very mean to my siblings and I. Her words were so painful that sometimes, I would cry for hours. As a matter of fact, I remember questioning everyday if she was my mother. I doubted if she was my real mum”.
According to Dr. Myles Munroe, “when the purpose of a thing is unknown, abuse is inevitable”. Many mothers do not understand the purpose of their roles, hence they end up transferring bitterness and hurt from one generation to the other.
The first mother on earth was called “Eve” which means a life-giving force – a person who incubates and nurtures a child into an adult. Sometimes, this has little or nothing to do with your own biological children. Motherhood is beyond a role, it’s a calling. On one hand, we have seen a lot of women give birth and abdicate the call of motherhood, while some without biological children raise adults who transform generations.
Motherhood is a calling.
The ability to see beyond a child’s present behaviour into his/her future, when his/her potential has been fully maximised, is a gift. The inability to do this has led many mothers to utter curses on their children, putting a lid on their capabilities. What do you say to your husband and children? Are you a life-giving force in their lives? Are you growing and improving yourself? What are your excuses? Are you a role model to your family? Are you mothering all your children the same way, not considering their uniqueness?
Nurture your family, but more importantly, nurture your marital romance. An atmosphere of love makes mothering easy.
ACTION POINT: Evaluate your mothering style. If you are a waiting mother, pour out your love on the children around you. Live out your calling.
Culled from our Connected Hearts Daily Devotional 2.0 (C) 2015