“How you are positioned will either expose you to danger or protect you from it.” Unknown
Are you rightly positioned as a mother to raise the next generation? When you are rightly positioned, you get to see God’s view and get the right strategies on how to nurture and raise your children.
Do you remember how that photographer tries to get the perfect shot of you during a photo session? He changes his position often just to capture that ideal moment for his dream photograph. When he is rightly positioned, he will get a better and broader view. And in one moment, the lights become perfect and you as his muse comes alive breaking forth in smiles as he captures a treasured memory of you in time.
Sometimes, as a mother, there will be those moments where you feel like you are not well positioned in your parenting journey. You may feel like where you are is not where you ought to be on your journey of building lives and destinies. The good news is that you do not have to stay where you are, you can change your position to get a better and higher view on how to parent your children. More so, you can also change your position to be more in tune with God in your life and as a parent raising the next generation.
What Happens When You Are Rightly Positioned as a Mother
Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.” Exodus 17:9
The Amalekites had come out against the children of Israel in battle, and something needed to be done fast to avoid defeat. Moses who happens to be the leader gives direction to Joshua on the next step to take. While he chooses to step away from the battleground and move up towards the hill. Moses changed his position to know the next step and strategy to take to secure victory in the battle against God’s children.
1. Being rightly positioned gives you a clearer and broader view of the battle.
As mothers, there will be battles to fight as we nurture, raise and build up our children according to God’s plan and blueprint for their lives. There is a battle for the mind of your children, a battle for their sexuality and a battle for their purpose and God-given destiny. And until you can change your position to where God is and what he is doing, you will not be exposed to new ideas, strategies and plans to conquer as you raise the next generation.
2. Being rightly positioned keeps you in tune with God.
Sometimes, the hassles and challenges of everyday life can make you take your eyes off God, who is your true source of strength and wisdom. So, when you change your position to align with God and what he wants to do in each season of your life, victory is assured. Moses went to the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in his hands and only then was he able to see the battle through the eyes of God. Being rightly positioned with God in your journey as a mother opens your heart to God’s wisdom and direction as you shape the minds of your children.
3. Being rightly positioned will always give you the advantage.
“As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage.” Exodus 17:11 NLT
Each time Moses held up the staff of God in his hands, they prevailed in battle. However, when his arms became tired and weak, the enemy had the advantage. As a mother, it is not just enough to change where you are, you need to be rightly positioned spiritually, mentally and emotionally to win the battles life will throw at you. God must be constantly held up high in your life and take his place as leader and shepherd of your life.
When you are rightly positioned – victory is assured!
Moses was rightly positioned, that is why he knew what to do to put him at an advantage during battle. He understood that keeping God at the forefront was crucial to their winning the battle. So, until you can find that spot in your life and journey, where God is held up high and given room to lead and guide you in every area of your life – the enemy will continue to have the advantage.
In conclusion, it is good to know this too. That as you walk this path of motherhood, remember to position yourself in the right places and among the right people to support and encourage you in your journey of raising the next generation.
You Need to be Rightly Positioned to Get the Right Support and Encouragement in Your Motherhood Journey
This was what Aaron and Hur did for Moses when his hands got weary. They held up his hands until they had the victory.
” Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle. “ Exodus 17:12-13
Are you rightly positioned amongst those whom will build, support and challenge you as you nurture and raise your children?
Are you rightly positioned in God to be that mother who will build and raise the next generation according to God’s pattern?