Mark Your Territory

As mothers we were born with the natural ability to care and nurture our children. Motherhood changes everything and the world suddenly becomes a lot smaller when you are a ‘hands on’ mother.

It’s very uncommon for a healthy mother to walk away from a child who she has carried for nine months. But if a mother does abandon her child there can be many legit reasons like mental health, poverty, lack of resources etc.

Often mothers are usually the over-thinkers in the family and many times it feels like you are juggling a million balls every hour on the hour and awkwardly dropping most of them at the end of the day. The struggle is as real as you just simply wanting to snuggle up and become a kid again.

We go extraordinary lengths to raise our family and keep them together. Our goal is to keep the unity so the enemy outside cannot hurt even the weakest link. We work to protect our values because our values will determine our family’s legacy. Mothers don’t quit when the going gets tough nor are we superheroes … but the eternal God carries us in His arms to a perfect resting position.

As mothers our stories take us through many chapters of twists, turns, ugliness, beauty, deep pits, valleys, and mountaintops very much like roller coaster rides. But we remain confident that God is author of the story. We write the chapters and God circulates the book.

Having a child is life changing in itself … and sometimes the stories are intriguing giving us reason to wake up every morning with hope as God can interrupt the storyline at any given time. Only the author has the audacity to decide how the story will end. As mothers, we will not lose courage or confidence in God. Isaiah 8:18 says that our children that the LORD has given to us are for signs and wonders.

As Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old: with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will go, for we must hold a feast to the LORD.” Exodus 10:9

Sometimes we are so exhausted from the fight that we are tempted to give up and make a deal and count our losses… but we are reminded that Moses the great leader who was called by God to bring deliverance to the children of Israel could have decided to leave the animals behind and take the children as per Pharaoh’s order … BUT … he boldly declared that the livestock will go and not a hoof will be left behind.

We are fighting for the lives of our children. Moses boldly said not even a hoof will be left behind. When we are confident that God has given us clear instructions pertaining to our household all He is asking of us is to be strong and courageous. Our children that the LORD has given to us are for signs and wonders.

As mothers, our integrity is built on the Word of God … it’s only a test to see the intentions of our hearts. We are not backing down … only be strong and very courageous. Will it be easy? Never a guarantee. Will it be worth? Most definitely!

Godliness makes a home great, but sin brings disgrace. God is looking for one mother to stand in the gap between Heaven and Hell for her children.

John Wesley says, “Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the Kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.”

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