As Mother’s Day approaches everyone around us wants to celebrate us as mothers. Weather this is your 1st Mother’s Day or your 50th Mother’s Day it is a time to celebrate the gift that God has a given to you. There is no greater gift then Gods love and then passing that love on to those that God gave us, it is such a privilege!
With that being said Mothers Day often brings on feelings of guilt. Guilt is from the enemy and he enjoys stealing our joy. The enemy wants us to second guess if we are good enough for this sacred calling of motherhood.
Motherhood is an eternal season of nurturing, teaching, guiding, leading and loving. You may find yourself doing one or all of those things right now. We may only train our children for a season but loving them will never stop.
When it comes to the raising and training of children… Why did the Lord choose sinful human beings? He could have chosen angels. He chose us mothers because He knew the children would learn His true character through us. By using sinful mothers who make many mistakes, we can teach our children about His unlimited grace and forgiveness!
We often have unlimited opportunities to use our failures and shortcomings to teach our children how the Lords redemption plan works. He is still working in all of us daily. When the Lord prays for all believers in John 17, He prays for us as one, that we may be one, just like Him, His Father and Holy Spirit are One. They are a family just as we are, He created us this way with a purpose in mind.
Without each other, our characters would not be able to reflect Gods true character. We would not know Gods true love for us without sin. In the same way our children can not understand how God could forgive them, if there were not imperfect people (in need of Gods grace) around them. When we struggle and come to the Lord in need of help, it shows them where to head when they are found in sin.
Of course this is no excuse to sin. In Mathew 5:48, it says to be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect. We should be refining our characters daily to be in align with His. But as the days pass and our failures continue, we can use them to glorify God to our children without hesitation!
This Mother’s Day don’t let the enemy steal your joy! Rather embrace how the Lord is working on your family together through you!
My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness!