MOTHERHOOD: YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION IN THREE VERSES.

March 11, 2024

Let’s be factual – motherhood is demanding work. You already had your task mapped out for you the very minute you decided to be a mom. It is not a walk in the park, neither should it be a teeth-gnashing martyr-kinda work. That’s why we curated three job descriptions expected in this ‘hood’ because we don’t burn out or do overwhelm in the FRUITFUL community.

Let’s dive in (drum rolls…)

1) GOD LOVER

Bible Passage –  Deuteronomy 6: 5

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”

The above passage is every godly woman’s reasonable service. Before we can love anyone or our babies rightly, we need to first love and nurture our relationship with God. How do you know how to love if you don’t experience the one who is LOVE Himself? It’s awesome being a mom, but there is more to our lives than just being mommy to our babies. Let’s not get overly absorbed in our caregiving role that we close up other expressions of God in our life.

Being a godly mother freely flows from a life that is surrendered to God. When you grow in your love relationship with God, you will naturally love His creatures. The tasks and trials of motherhood should draw us to lean more on God. It is when we give God the totality of our heart, mind, and soul, that we can find strength on this motherhood journey to soar high like eagles, run and not get weary, and also walk and not faint.

As moms, it is important to abide by the teaching in Ecclesiastes 12:13 NLT, which says: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.

The beautiful thing about being intentional about our walk with God is that our children can emulate us in loving God. The gospel on the home front is passed down daily as we live a life of worship. Note that the gospel is caught at home and not taught.

So, moms, this is your first job description (JD):  Loving the Lord, surrendering in prayer, surrendering in repentance when God corrects you, and surrender in rest and restoration.

2) A WATCHMAN

Bible Passage – Ezekiel 19:2

“What is your mother? A lioness among lions! She lay down among the young lions and reared her cubs.”

That’s you being described there, mama – a lioness, not a deer that is easily frightened. And as a lioness, not on your watch will Satan or diet-inducing sicknesses ravage your cubs. When you stand on your watch, you can also bring your dead back to life (Heb. 11:35) and also win over husband with your conduct according to 1 Peter 3:1.

“[1] In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over [2] by observing your pure and reverent lives.”

You will stand at your guard post to hear what the Lord is saying concerning everything you hold dearly and before you roll your eyes and ask, am I the only one who should be watching and standing? Mama, do your part! It’s safer that we have someone standing on the tower watching than to leave an open door for predators.

Okay, now that you have conceded that you’re a lioness, that should not connote mommy WEARING A LONG FACE. This lioness shields and yet can comfort as described in Isa. 66:13b. This lioness watches over everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Regardless of how dark it gets in the world, this lioness rears her cubs and does not delegate the nurturing of her young ones to school or societal standards.

This lioness is clothed with strength and dignity, and because she’s rooted in Christ, she laughs without fear of the future.

That’s your second JD leader. You’re called to be as fierce as a lioness.

3) CHILD TRAINING

Bible Passage – Proverbs 22:6

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”

How do we know the right path to direct our children to? You can only achieve the kingdom standard of training your children when you daily dwell in His presence, mastering the art of loving God with all your heart and living a life of total obedience to God on all matters.

It’s a cycle that first begins with you if you want to train your child in the way he/she should go. God’s expectation remain godly seed but you have to do your part  in being sold out to God, then you can plant the right seeds in your children and even if they miss it, the lioness that is you in conjunction with the mercy of God can reroute them back in the way they should go.

See how the third JD is summarised here  in Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 NLT

“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 – Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”

There you have it, my FRUITFUL leaders.Share with me in the comment section other bible verses that help you with motherhood.

PS: I am Temitope Farotimi. This is my first writing to you, and I enjoyed this, which meant there is more writing to come.

Shalom Shalom!
Temitope,
For the FRUITFUL Editorial Team

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