9 Helpful Truths About Christian Motherhood

It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day, the same old same old. You forget the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing. Every little whine grates on your nerves. You feel frazzled as you look around at the chaos of toys, projects, and dishes piled in the sink. Your 3-year-old has to go potty, and the baby is crying to get up from his nap. Oh, and your husband is coming home from work soon. Motherhood is much more than this. Let’s look at 9 helpful truths about Christian motherhood for when we’re in the thick of it.

Christian Motherhood

You’re not just a mom. As a Christian and a mother, you have a very specific calling on your life. You can’t just expect to feed and physically care for your children and that be fine. Christian motherhood is much more than that. However, it’s easy to forget what God has called us to . . . why we do what we do.

God has a great plan for mothers, and they have an important role in raising the next generation. This world seems to be getting crazier and crazier, but God has tasked you and me to train our children to be strong in their faith. He wants us to raise world-changers. The next generation will need men and women who stand for God’s truths. We need to do our part now!

Today I want to share some truths about biblical motherhood to encourage you when you’re feeling drained. Check out these truths about Christian motherhood that will help you keep your focus.

1. Motherhood is hard work

Being a Christian mother has times of joy, snuggling, and giggles; but it is also a lot of work. Not only are you responsible for feeding, clothing, and teaching your children, but you also have a house to clean, food and clothing to shop for, and meals to prepare. The list can go on and on. Take the time to enjoy the special moments as you can, but also be prepared to work hard. By knowing that it’s not easy, you can mentally prepare yourself for hard. However, know you will also need to ask God for His strength.

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2. We all mess up

I mess up. You mess up. We all do. News flash! No one is perfect! We don’t have it all together, so we lose patience and yell at our kids. We get lazy and don’t take care of a disciplinary issue. It’s not the end of the world. God is forgiving. Our children are forgiving. You may feel like a failure as a mom now, but tomorrow is a new morning. This is a truth to remember about biblical motherhood.

3. Christian Motherhood is a calling

What do I mean by Christian motherhood being a calling? It means that as mothers, we will answer to God for how we raise our children. It is an every day, all-day job. It’s not something we should take lightly since we are raising the next generation. Our perspective should be an eternal one. Deuteronomy 6:6,7 reminds us that we are to teach our children God’s commandments…all day long. We are essentially a missionary to our children.

4. Children are a blessing

When your children are arguing with each other or with you, it’s hard to remember that our children are a blessing from the Lord. Their very life is a miracle. We often forget that in the day-to-day, but Psalm 127:3 reminds us that our children are a reward from God Himself. When we remember that, it’s much easier to respond to our children’s actions versus reacting in anger.

5. You are the best mother for your children

Did you ever stop to think that God totally knew what He was doing when He gave you each of your children? He created them just the way He wanted them to be, and then put them in your family. God knows you better than you know yourself, and He is the one who matched you up. Our children grow us, refine us, humble us, and teach us. We are just what our children need to thrive. We often doubt ourselves and what God has called us to do, but He will equip us with His calling. You are just perfect for your children!

6. You are unique

Your personality, upbringing, history, and experiences all come together into a special package…YOU! We tend to compare ourselves to the other moms we know. This friend has a spotless house all the time. That one is always baking and cooking from scratch. Another mom always has the cutest outfit, the Pinterest-perfect party, involved in everything…the list goes on and on. I guarantee that none of your friends have it ALL together. We each have our strengths and our weaknesses. Stop comparing! Figure out what God has called YOU to do, learn what you’re good and what you need to not worry about, and be yourself. There’s a great treasure in that. You are special, just the way you are.

What does the Bible say about the role of a mother? To learn more about being a godly mother, check out these 10 characteristics of a good mother according to the Bible.

7. Christian mothers are to train their children

Yes, we need to teach our kids to tie their shoes, brush their teeth, and make their beds. However, it’s most important that we train our children about God and His Word. Teach them godly habits, good character, and love for those around them. Teach them why you believe what you believe. Also, one of the best ways to train your children is to model these things for them. Biblical motherhood is about being an example. Train them to love God and love those around them.

8. We are building our house

Not literally. As Christian moms, we create the atmosphere in our home. Is it peaceful, or chaotic? Are our words encouraging and building up our husband and children, or are we constantly negative and critical? Proverbs 14:1 reminds us that a wise woman will build her house. Let’s be wise and use our words and influence wisely.

9. You are a wife first

Maybe I should have put this point at the beginning, but when you are busy with the children and they seem to take ALL your time and attention, remember that you first married your husband. You chose him before any of your children arrived. Make your marriage a priority. Believe it or not, that is one of the best things you can do for your children. They will be more secure, and they will also learn how to treat a spouse someday.

Biblical Motherhood

It’s time for us to step up as Christian moms and be who God has called us to be. We need to take motherhood seriously and live for the glory of Christ. No, there isn’t a guarantee that our children will follow Christ, but we can rest in knowing we have done what God has asked of us.

In what area do you most struggle in being a mom? What truth about Christian motherhood do you need to remind yourself of in the midst of the chaos? Please leave a comment below.

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    As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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