Youth Ministry

The Meaning of Being a Mother

The meaning of being a mother is virtually endless. A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. A mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their children are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make it as a competent human being. A mother is someone to shelter and guide us, to love us, whatever we do, with a warm understanding and infinite patience, and wonderful gentleness, too. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience.

God has called moms, to train up their children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6). There really couldn’t be a more substantial calling than to pass on the legacy of their faith. The Great Commission applies to every woman in their households with their children. Christ-identity is to be discharged out into the lives of their children. Women don’t need to shelter this God-given title of “Mom.” They are called to exploit what it means for the glory of Christ. They can embrace their role without complaining and with the full assurance of God’s sovereign goodness. God promises that as they shine light into this world (and that includes their children) they will know that their labor was not in vain (Philippians 2:12-16).

Unconditional Love

From the day children are born, they will test your patience. No matter what they do or say, being a mum means you will love your child unconditionally. Children who receive love and attention from their mums are less likely later on to fall in love with someone who offers love conditionally, whether with behavior control or abuse. Show your child how much you love them with hugs and kisses. Listen to your child as they recount their day, play games or slip a note in their lunch box letting them know how much you love them.

Safety and Security

When a woman falls pregnant, it is her duty to afford a safe and secure environment while her baby develops. This responsibility continues once she becomes a mum, whether it’s ensuring her child has a roof over its head to keeping monsters away at night and everything in between. Providing your child with a safe and secure environment shields them from abuse and harm as well as aid boosts their child’s mental and emotional development. Provide a safe, healthy environment for children by reducing risks and stress as well as keeping an eye out on children.

Teacher and Disciplinarian

Being a mother means being there to teach your child significant rules and roles of life, from being an empathetic human being to learning how to be responsible of one’s actions. As your child grows up, they are going to face an onslaught of differing thoughts, opinions and values from their friends/associates, the movies, internet, television and magazines. A mother will help guide their child to figure out their goals and values in life as well as teach them the importance of an education, manners and more. A mother will also discipline their child, a skill that will benefit children throughout their life as well as at school, work and life at home.