Mom, could you use some practical ways to place God at the center of your relationship with your children? Do you have the right identity balance between “mom” and “me”?
In answer to those questions and others like them, author Brooke McGlothlin has this suggestion for moms: STOP.
Submit your thoughts to Christ.
Tell yourself the truth.
Open your eyes to understanding
Persist in prayer
Moms can be passionate about creating the ideal childhood for their kids. They want all the right experiences, all the right schools, all the right sports teams, all the right friends. With every decision, they ask, “Am I setting up my child for success?”
Brooke says a better question is, “Am I pointing my children toward Christ?” Of all the things we’re responsible for passing on to our children, faith in God is at the top of the list.
Your primary job as a mom is to love Christ with everything that you have and to do the same with your children, to do the best you can to teach them about the Lord.
That’s why moms help themselves when they STOP. It allows God to get you to a place of surrender where you recognize that God didn’t design you to handle the rigors of motherhood all by yourself. He made you to need Him.
Focus on the Family would like to come alongside you as well. I hope you’ll join us for “Becoming a Gospel-Driven Mom” with our guest Brooke McGlothlin, the co-founder and president of Raising Boys Ministries and the MOB Society, Mothers of Boys. She’ll help moms discover for the first time (or remember once again) that when you feel inadequate as a mom, God loves you, He sees you, and you are enough in Jesus Christ.
Get a good dose of encouragement on your local radio station, online, on iTunes, via Podcast, or on our free phone app. And check in our online store for Brooke’s book, Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need.
Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!