As a tribute to our mothers, I’d like to post this entry, Day 1 of the reading plan I am currently on from http://www.justjoyministries.com/
She Is… A Chauffeur!
As a mom, one of your most irritating and yet vitally necessary job descriptions is that you are a chauffeur! Now truthfully, I am not referring to the endless days of taking kids to soccer practice, youth group, the orthodontist and piano lessons.
You must make sure that your children reach their destinations in life. Every important destination that a child arrives at is simply because he or she had a mom who took the job of chauffeuring seriously.
From sleeping all night … to giving up their pacifiers … to learning how to write their names … to making their beds … to personal hygiene … you are the mom and you lead them in the right direction in order to reach these important goals in life.
You must not merely point them in the right direction, but by the example of your life you must take them there.
You cannot merely tell your children how to tie their shoes, how to serve God or how to be kind. Telling is not enough when it comes to mothering. You must model it by daily life choices.
Your child will be no kinder than you are … they will not be happier than you are … and they certainly won’t read the Bible if you don’t.
As you chauffeur your children through life, it is your input and impact that will take them through low valleys and to mountain top vistas … across bumpy, dirt roads and away from dead ends. But the fact that you are in the driver’s seat will ensure their safety and eventual arrival at a healthy place in life.
You are a chauffeur… make sure that you are taking your child in the right direction. In order to do that, you must make sure that YOU, the mom, are going in the right direction. Be mindful of only following the trustworthy directions found in the GPS of God’s Word and not the confusing and contradicting cultural roadmap that will lend only to dead ends in life.
Happy Mother’s Day! 😘
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