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A focused mother is a powerful mother.
Just think of a mother lion and the lengths she will go to protect her cubs. Scary and strong, she will fight to the death. Human mothers are just as fierce. The love a mother has for her child, when harnessed and focused, can be an amazing thing. Couple that love and determination with God, and prepare for a mighty work!
“Determine to have a strongly bonded and loyal family, a skilled and accomplished family, a family that raises the neighbor’s eyebrows in awe and brings glory to God.
This sort of family is fueled by the fires of personal sacrifice on the altar of motherhood – choosing your children over yourself….hour by hour, day after day.”
Learning to give up one's self can be a slow process. However, mother or not, we should all be giving ourselves to God. Motherhood just makes it easier.
This is something we choose to do each day, each moment. It is hard, but worth all the effort.
Mrs. Ellison really brought this point home by saying:
“If you ignore and neglect your children when they are young, their hearts will grow far from you. They will embarrass you; you won't like them as adults….you will feel shame and failure.”
These are strong words! But so true. Whatever fleeting pleasure we may feel in fulfilling our own desires instead of paying attention to our children is certainly not worth it. We are molding hearts for eternity and there is nothing more important than that. I'm not saying mothers should not pursue their own interests; just not to the detriment of their children.
I certainly have a long way to go as a mother…and as a human being in general! I hope with my eye on the prize, I will improve each day.
What do you think? Does a focused mother make a big difference?