My goal in life is to have my kids remember me as being a good mother.
I won’t lie and say there are times when I don’t want to be a mother. I’d don’t want to be a mother to a screaming child, I don’t want to be a mother to spoiled brat and I don’t want to be a mother to a disobedient child. There are days went I don’t want to be a mother because I want to have the freedom to do what I want when I want.
God never said being a mother wouldn’t be hard. In fact, I believe that God gives us children so we can depart our selfish ways. Babies are fully dependent upon their parents and how perfect is that? We must fully devote our attention to them for their survival putting our selfishness aside. God’s plan is amazing!
He gives us wisdom as we experience life’s turmoil’s. We learn how to be obedient, we learn patience and we become wise.
I don’t want to always feel like I’m disciplining my children, especially when the things they want to do don’t line up with our Christian faith. I wan’t to give them the flexibility to experience life, but I know the dangers other children their ages are doing.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
Being obedient to God’s word is hard when you are raising your children. Don’t be afraid to let your child grow up to hate the discipline you provide, when they look back in life I know they will remember the things I did was because I was a good mother.
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