There is no better purpose in this world than being a MOM.
From the first glimpse of their faces through when they are ready to connect with the world. Motherhood is a lifelong process. As mothers, we are so protective. We even do everything with resources available on how we can make them happy. These kids are blessing from above. We must mold them as the Lord commanded us. Although we love them with all our hearts, why I am saying we need to know when to say no more often because we as their mother needs not only to show love and nurture them but teach them how to adapt with values and discipline
So here are some bible verses we can lean on when we question our ways of correction
1 Corinthians: 19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Kids and adults alike need food to survive. We opt for healthier choices. My daughter asked me these all the time, why she was not allowed to say no to vegetables. Well, are we not one step ahead on to avoid health issues, right so we usually say no if it is not good. We are many ways better to be committed as a healthy family.
24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
I remember when my two girls were younger. They both have minds full of curiosity and energy. They play together but ended up either crying with disagreements or got physically hurt. I usually reprimand both regardless of who was at fault. Training them to be mindful comes with age and appropriate as they get mature enough to face the consequences of their actions.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Consistency has rewards in due time. We get exhausted with all the explanations about “why no” that we have said and done. Nevertheless, our goals are way bigger than our trials.
11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
The hardest part of all is letting go when it said and done. We hurt feelings and even stop their thoughts. No matter what, we do not give up on the hope tomorrow is another day to make it right. Let us continue to guide their path. Love will see us through as we strive to help them be an example of obedience and faith.
To all mommies like me, I applaud your patience and strength on the daily struggles of motherhood. Look at the brighter days ahead as the Lord promised. Keep praying.
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Written by: Marie Dolores B. Mulato