A Mother’s Most Important Work

Dear Mama,

You see your friends reaching out to people, doing bible studies, going here and there, running simple errands – simply – instead of stressed out with toddlers and babies on their hips. And sometimes you feel inadequate, that you’re just at home wiping tears, feeding mouths, washing laundry, and ordering off amazon because it’s easier than running to the store. But this is a season of your life where God has given you a ministry to fight for in your very own home! Don’t you see that you have three little people in your own home that God chose for you to shepherd? Three people who need to be taught all about who He is, how He loves us and how we are supposed to respond to His love.

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Time is fleeting. They will only be little for so long, they will only be under your roof for so long! Don’t let these days pass by without taking advantage of every opportunity you have to love them, encourage them, train them, and mold them.

You are THE ONE chosen to be their Mama, you are exactly what they need. You are enough for them. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you are not doing something incredible each and every day. You are raising our next generation!

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23

God is calling you to serve, to teach, to train, to nurture, to build up and to minister to your children every day. That is no easy or small job! People may not see how hard you work every day, even your husband may come home and not be able to “see” what you did today. But God does, He knows how exhausted you are and how much effort you put into loving these little humans all day long. He smiles knowing that the love you have for these kiddos helps you to grasp just a little bit – how He loves and adores you so.

So give.

When you are woken up an hour (or two) before you were anticipating – give your energy.

When you’ve used all the patience you had stored up for today – give more patience.

When your kids are whining two minutes after getting into the car after school – give them encouragement.

When at dinner time you just want to have a 4 sentence conversation with your husband uninterrupted – give them gentleness (and more patience).

When its time for bed and your head may literally explode – give them the last ounce of selflessness, love, affection, and attention that you have.

And tomorrow, do it again.

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How you live your days, is how you live your life.

This job is the most noble job that there is. Children are not a distraction from more important work, they are the most important work of all.

So give it your all, every day.

“Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Proverbs 31:28-30

 

 

4 thoughts on “A Mother’s Most Important Work

  1. Thank you Mikenna. I needed this reminder and understanding. You’ve put into words how I feel beautifully. I’m sure I’ll read this again and again. You are a wonderful mother and friend.

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