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MAKING A DIFFERENCE (3)

It is a good thing to share God’s Word with you today. Last month, I discussed with you the woman as God’s last born and the productive woman. In continuation, I will yet go further to share with you what a woman of difference can be called.  Her children call her blessed.

            One of the qualities that a woman with a difference has is the ability to train her children as described in Proverbs 31:28.  The Word of God says: Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her (Proverbs 31:28). God expects that every remembrance of you by your children should be for good. They should someday rise up and without being compelled to, call you blessed.

I want you to know that your children have been given to you as gifts from God (Psalm 127:3). God has entrusted their lives into your hands, giving you the privilege to steer them towards their destinies in life. You are, in essence, a privileged caretaker. The Word of God says:  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).

            From the above scripture, you will discover that every child has the way he should go; it is the responsibility of the parents to put him on the right track. As women, we are generally closer to our children, and by nature, are very perceptive beings. It is, therefore, necessary to observe our children to know what they do best, where their strength lies and what their weaknesses are so as to help them discover the right vocation to pursue.

Many women want to live out their dreams in their children. They want the child to be what they couldn’t be. Others want to have a professional they can boast about: “My son is a doctor”. They compel the child to do what he has no liking or flair for.

God is not a wicked God; He will not ask you to do what He has not given you the ability to do. All that is required to train up those children has been deposited into you. You need to arise to your responsibility as a woman and stop shifting them to others. Be determined to bring them up properly.  The Word of God says:  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame (Proverbs 29:15).

            There is a need for women who do not want to be ashamed in the future to nurture their children in the fear of the Lord. I have discovered that although child training should be a joint responsibility, the greater part of the work has to be done by mothers.  Unfortunately for many ‘busy’ women, their children are burdens. So, when the children approach them, you hear them say “Ah, you have come again, let me rest please!” But those children are blessings not burdens. The Word of God says:  See, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate (Psalm 127:3, 5).

            The children God gave to you are supposed to make you happy.  However, if you neglect this requirement of training them, rather than experience joy over them in the future, it could be regrets. That shall not be your portion in Jesus’ name! Some mothers blame their children’s misbehaviour on the bad company they keep. Remember, they keep bad company because they cannot see good examples! Was Daniel not in the corrupt land of Babylon? Yet, the good example he received at home enabled him to purpose not to defile himself.  What about Joseph? Even in Egypt, far away from the watchful eyes of his parents, he still would not sleep with Potiphar’s wife.

To effectively raise your children as a woman, your femininity is a great asset. This quality makes you tender-hearted, more compassionate and caring than a man. With it, you can meet the emotional needs of your children. Touch them, care for them, hug them and compliment them. It is the nature in a woman that makes her unable to bear the cry of her baby in the night.  A man may sleep through it, but not a mother.  The Word of God says:  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget you (Isaiah 49:15).

            When Abraham sent Hagar and Ishmael away, she got to a point where her water finished and she did not know what to do. The Bible says she moved away from the child, so that she will not watch him die. That’s femininity!  It is a powerful tool in raising our children.

However, the grace to carry out your responsibility as a good mother is available when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour.  If you are ready for this, please say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.” 

Congratulations, you are now born-again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary.

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

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