“But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12
As a mother, you are sometimes tempted to live and mother your children based on where you are coming from – your childhood experiences, your mistakes, your fears, your insecurities and your inadequacies.
Your old habits still rule, wrong mindsets still take a lead in making decisions and your past experiences have kept you bound in a place of helplessness.
But if you will walk in the fullness of God’s true intent of motherhood for you, and all that God has prepared for you as a mother – you must learn to let go of your former self and step into the person that God has created you to be.
And if you want to become the mother that God has called you to be, then you must first come to the realization that the ‘you’ from yesterday has been crucified with Christ.
And if you will walk in the fullness of God’s plan for you as a mother, you must learn this truth – It is no longer ‘I’ who lives, but Christ who lives in you.
The ‘I’ in you will leave you broken and helpless on this motherhood journey.
The ‘I’ in you will leave you without wisdom and discernment to raise and guide your children.
The ‘I’ in you will leave you clueless and many times hanging – with no sense of purpose in this journey of building lives and shaping destinies.
But when you choose to embrace God as a mother, it is no longer about who you were and who you even are – it is all about Christ living right inside you.
You are no longer bound by your past, mistakes, wrong mindsets and limitations because Christ comes in and sets you free. And when God takes the wheel in your life, motherhood becomes a ministry and it is no longer about the ‘I’ but about he who lives inside you.
Will you let go of the ‘I’ in you today on this motherhood walk?
Step out today in faith and embrace the greater one into your life and journey as a mother.