The Grace For Motherhood
I dedicate this piece of writing to all of the beautiful mothers throughout the world. Whether you are a biological mother, a stepmother, an adoptive mother, or a guardian, you have been blessed with the wonderful grace for motherhood. And I hope that post this surges abundant refreshment and lovely encouragement into your heart.
I believe that to be blessed with the gift of motherhood, is one of the most beautiful callings that a woman could ever receive. A mother’s ministry is often overlooked. But it truly carries such a glorious, eternal significance. For they have been entrusted to nurture and care for the precious souls of their beloved children. Motherhood is not a short-term calling, neither is it something that expires once a child reaches the age of eighteen. For regardless of how independent we become as we grow older, every human is deeply in need of true love, intimacy and care. And though we may be able to obtain love through friendships, family or romantic relationships, there is nothing that compares to the nurturing love from a motherly figure. The passionate love that you have for your child, will forever mark their hearts, becoming deeply embedded into the depths of their soul. Your patience, your selflessness, and the sacrifices that you have made, will never go in vain. Every act of kindness and care that you share with your child, is a seed that will be firmly planted within their life. And it will never be uprooted. For a mother carries a certain weight in her child’s life. And your labour of love and commitment to your child is like a banner of ardent devotion, shining powerfully over them. For your love creates a place of safety and security in your child’s heart, which they can always learn to lean on as they journey through life.
“Every act of kindness and care that you share with your child, is a seed that will be firmly planted within their life. And it will never be uprooted. For a mother carries a certain weight in her child’s life. And your labour of love and commitment to your child is like a banner of ardent devotion, shining powerfully over them. For your love creates a place of safety and security in your child’s heart, which they can always learn to lean on as they journey through life.”
Beauty In The Mundane
Mothers, even in the midst of the mundane tasks that you may do throughout your day to day schedule, you are seen and deeply valued by God. Every single thing that you have done for your child, is so greatly appreciated by the Lord. And though you may not receive attention or praise for your dedication and hard work as a mother, the Lord in heaven is extremely proud of you.
You may have had to sacrifice no longer going to work and now staying at home in order to look after your child, and there may be people who discourage you by overlooking your beautiful call as a stay-at-home mother. But even if you may not be currently seeing the financial income that you were used to before, please know that as a dedicated mother, you are storing up treasures in heaven. God is so pleased to watch you persevering in strength as you mother your beloved children, there are no words that can fully describe how dearly that He delights in you!
As you fulfil the tasks that may seem mundane throughout motherhood, be encouraged that you are living such a wonderful calling that is absolutely priceless in the sight of God. And that He has given you the grace for motherhood. Whenever things may seem tiresome or challenging, remember His loving promise to you, that you can do all things through Him who strengthens you. (Philippians 4:13)
“As you fulfil the tasks that may seem mundane throughout motherhood, be encouraged that you are living such a wonderful calling that is absolutely priceless in the sight of God.”
Your Child’s Anchor
As a mother, you will not always get things perfect, because nobody is perfect but God. There may be moments when you have been too hard on yourself, or you may be struggling with a particular situation throughout your journey of motherhood. But there’s never a circumstance that you face, where God would leave you helpless. In those lonely and discouraging moments as a mother, remember to lean on the Lord your anchor. As a mother, your child will naturally lean on you as their anchor. However, as they grow older, they will be able to realise that even your heart sometimes may fail and fall discouraged, and that throughout every season of your life, God has been your constant support and anchor. Your child’s heart may even lean on the Lord themselves as they begin to understand as they grow older. But it will always be your beautiful godly seeds that you have planted within their hearts, that shall always remain with them forever.
Growing up I remember my grandmother sharing with me how ardently she loves the Lord, and that He was truly her anchor. It was those precious seeds that she planted within me, that have continually blossomed and thrived within me as I have grown older. The same can be for your child too. Your love, faith and strength in the Lord has greater impact on your children than you think. And it is absolutely beautiful.
Lovely mother, your heart carries so much impact within your child’s soul, that it has the influence to go on for generations. From your children, to their children’s children. Your family will be absolutely blessed as you continue to persevere in strength, dedication and obedience to God. The beautiful seeds that you sow within your children could not only dwell in your descendent’s hearts, but also spread toward their friends, and throughout the nations. You never truly know how glorious the eternal significance of motherhood is, for it is often overlooked. But I believe the reality is truly the opposite. The influence of a godly mother is powerful. And her loving mark upon her children has eternal significance, leading them toward Christ.
“The influence of a godly mother is powerful. And her loving mark upon her children has eternal significance, leading them toward Christ.”
I hope you are encouraged by reading this post, for you are so passionately adored by your Heavenly Father. You have the grace for motherhood, through which, the Lord will strengthen you to fulfil His glorious purpose for you and your children’s lives. Continue blossoming in your beautiful calling, for your family shall flourish in fruitfulness as you allow the Lord to lead you perfectly into His divine will.
ps. An amazing book on motherhood that I recommend for you to be would be Risen Motherhood
If you delighted in this post, I think that you will adore The Gift of Motherhood
Thank you for reading, and lots of love,