Have you ever wondered if what you are doing really matters? You know – all you do is cook, clean, change diapers and fold laundry. But does it really matter? Are you making a difference?
As I was reading through the Bible I was struck by something in Chronicles. Many times when there was a new king, there were four statements made about him before they told about his reign.
God tells us:
1. How old the king was when he became king.
2. How many years he reigned.
3. Who his mother was.
4. If he loved and served God or not.
God thought it was important to acknowledge who the king’s mother was. It was note worthy. Do you know what that reminds me? You are note worthy. A mother’s love is irreplaceable! A mother’s wisdom is valuable! A mother’s gentleness and understanding is crucial! A person is who they are today in large part because of their mother.
Your child needs you, in order to become the person they were created to be. Do not let this overwhelm you. I am sure that as you are reading this you are making a list in your head of all the reasons on why you are actually messing up your kid and not helping them. I think we often let perfection become the enemy of good. God doesn’t call us to be perfect moms, but moms who are devoted to loving the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. When you commit to doing this, you make yourself available to hear the Holy Spirit. He will be your guide. He will show you what to do, what to say and where to go. He gives you access to the Man who has the power to forgive and make right what was wrong. You have access to all you need, you just have to tap into it!!
We also need to be purposeful with the short amount of time we have these kiddos under our care. Look for those teachable moments with your children where you can share and explain how scripture leads and guides our every decision. The more purposeful you are, the better equipped your children will be to make wise decisions in the future.
Who knows, maybe we have a king or queen in our care right now! And no matter what, they will be important members of God’s kingdom. With your diligent service, they will become royalty. Do you know what that means? You Matter!
Have you ever heard this old poem: