Do you love Mother’s Day? The celebration of it, the cards and gatherings… Some do, but every woman does not love Mother’s Day. I used to be one of them. I am not a Mother’s Day fan… I’d like to share a bit of my story and hope that it will bless you if you.
God has blessed us with 2 little blessings and I love -that on this one day – they are reminded to honor me… but the word of God tells us to honor our parents each day so I have mixed feelings about the Holiday.
Can I take off my mask and share my heart with you? My real heart?!?
My youth was a mess filled with sin and pain. At the age of 15 I miscarried my first child. Afterward, the doctor sat me down for a good ‘talking to’ and explained my future. “There is something wrong with you” still echo’s in my mind. “It is likely that you will…
Never have children…”
That day marked the beginning of many dark years in my life. I would never be a mother – all my dreams crushed with that one sentence.
The enemy began to whisper lies – lies I believed. I was damaged… broken… not good enough to be a mother. Life seemed hopeless – a bleak future stretch out before me. My life would be meaningless, loveless and hopeless… until I died (and I prayed for death daily).
There can be a Spiritual Mother’s Day in your future!
Paul, a single man without children calls us to pass on what we have learned. Timothy was his son in the faith. Paul mentored Timothy and poured life into him – and he challenges us to do the same.
2 Timothy 2:2 The things you have heard form me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men (women) who will be able to teach others also.’
Paul instructs us to encourage others in the faith. It can be so challenging to live a life of discipleship. We need spiritual mothers to help guide us and encourage us so we do not loose heart.
Do you have a Spiritual Mother?
I have had many! They encouraged me early on to have a Paul in my life and to be a Paul in someone’s life. There are women younger in their faith that need encouragement.
Go out and be a Mother to someone… you will find it blesses you beyond measure and helps ease the hurt!
God’s had a plan… though I didn’t understand it 20 years ago. I wish I could wrap my arms around that 15 year old girl and tell her God loved her, she wasn’t broken and shouldn’t live her life hopelessly… but I can’t go back. All I can do is tell you.
God loves you. Goes has a plan for your life and you can trust Him.
You. Are. Not. Broken.
There is hope in Jesus Christ that can cover all the hurt. So many years ago I chose that as my name.. my calling…… Hope Joy in Christ. It can be yours!
Tiffany of Hope Joy in Christ inspires Christian Women to grow in faith, live out Biblical Marriage Principles and raise Godly Children. Join the Wives Only Facebook Group here or keep up with her through Pinterest.
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