Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you.
I came across this quote on Pinterest when it sparked my interest and made me dig into my Bible. I never really understood how much power and influence went into being a mother, until now, that I am a mother myself. Even then, sometimes, with everything I do on a daily, I forget how important my role is. But regardless if I remember or forget, the role of being a mother is important.
I want to focus on one word that speaks deeply to me.
Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone. While power is the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. It’s evident that these two go hand and in hand but what impacts me the most about having both in a position of motherhood is the fact that it can change the course of someone’s life based on their character and behavior.
Mom’s, I want to ask you this because I had to ask myself:
Who are you influencing your daughters to be?
It may seem like such a simple question but according to Titus 2:4-5, there is a lot we need to teach our daughters, because they have a huge position to fill when they become adults.
v4. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, v5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
God teaches through his Word, what he expects from us as women. If we are not doing as God instructed, then how can we influence and teach our daughters to be the example that God describes in Titus? We can’t. Because our daughters will learn by watching us. They will see every little thing we do, and want to do just as mommy does.
Let’s step it up! Let our daughters see us in prayer, in worship, in submission to our husbands. Let them see good and humble characters, not impulsiveness, anger, etc. Let’s be the example that God want’s us to be and let our daughter be better than we were.