Mother Of Influence
We all as moms hope that we will be a good mother. We don’t just want to be ok we want to be great. We want to touch the lives of our children and through their lives we want to leave a legacy. Am I right?
In order to do this, as Christians, we must walk closely with God. In order to face all of life’s challenges head on and be able to tackle and overcome them this is a necessity. After all, even Jesus did this. He spent time daily with the Father.
Time Alone with God
That is key number one to being a mother of influence, Time Alone with God. It is our key to spiritual power. Matthew 14:13 says, “When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.” In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we must withdraw.
Influence Children Daily
Another key to being a mother of influence is that we must walk and talk. Specifically, we must “walk the walk and talk the talk.” It is important that we live honest, genuine lives before our children. Jesus taught in this way. He taught in everyday life situations, using stories. Teach your children through the moments of everyday life. Influence them with your life.
Another key to being a mother of influence is communicating effectively. Ask questions. Though your preteen daughter might roll her eyes, she really does want you to ask her about her day. She needs for you to take the time to sit and listen. Jesus knew the power of a well placed question, Luke 18:41, shows this, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.” The way Jesus helped others was often through a question.
A final key to being a mother of influence is showing your children unconditional love. More than anything else our children need to know that we love them, even when they mess up. This is how God feels about us. He says so in Zephaniah 3:17, The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Follow his example and do all these things with your children, then watch them thrive, watch them grow and you will leave a legacy.
I am Alyssa Avant, a Christian author, speaker, and Bible teacher who works from home as a Virtual Assistant to authors, coaches and speakers while raising my 3 rambunctious children. I homeschool my youngest child, while my older two children attend private school. I have been married to my husband Greg for 17 years.
Alyssa Avant has been with Christian Article Bank (no longer active) since 2007.