There have been times when things aren’t going the way that I’ve planned…who am I kidding?! There are plenty of times when things don’t go the way that I’ve planned. There are the random things that my children do, which I immediately must respond to. Then there are the reckons that must be made a head of time and planned on accordingly. Either way, I didn’t plan on the processes that have to be take. As a mother in these instances.
The same is true everyday as I raise my children. We have our mishaps and misunderstandings. I have to make decisions knowing that everyone won’t agree with them…and they don’t. I take a bit of criticism and I see the slanted eyes looking my way, but I must still be the mother that I’ve chosen to be. Not the mother that was weaseled in to this decision or action and that situation. I have to be confident in what I have chosen for my children. This is apart of the challenge. Knowing that what I have chosen is right.
There is no easy way to go about this. The world could look at me or you at any moment and say that raising our children as Chrisitians is wrong. We’d have to proudly look at them and declare that they are the ones who have been misled. The thing is that all of my decisions as a mother have to be made this way. I have to be confident and ready to declare that anyone who challenges me has been misled. If I am unable to take that stance in any decision that I make, I ought not to make it.
I know this may seem a bit confusing to some, but there are others that understand completely what I am saying. I have just had a few instances where I felt challenged as a mom. I had to remind myself that God gave my children to me to mother. He did so because he knew what I would be like. He knew what I would in them and how I would love them. That’s right! I said, “how I would love them.” The how is very important. They need the love the way that I give it…and God planned it that way.
In all of this, it is my prayer that I never lose confidence in the way that God has led me to mother my children. I pray that when I am lost, God would guide me. I pray that he would continue to show me how to be more that I ever thought I could be as a mother.