Mothers, What Are You Worth?

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Being a mother is a enormous task … too big for us to handle in our own strength. This Sunday, mothers all over the world will be honored, celebrated, and praised. And rightly so. I look at my own mom and my mother-in-law, and I am amazed at the unconditional and generous love they have shown to their family. They will gladly be spent for others.

But now that I am a mother too, there are secret places in my heart, hiding the fact that I really don’t deserve Mother’s Day. Since becoming a mom, I’ve been through selfishness, frustration, exhaustion, depression, and hopelessness. Don’t get me wrong. I have many cherished memories of mothering my children. But I have, at times, wondered about the worth of my role in raising up my little ones because it’s a lot of work with seemingly very little recognition sometimes.

Mothers, it is nice to have a special day, isn’t it? But you and I know we’ve had far too many mess-ups in our parenting than we care to admit. However, that shouldn’t deter us from celebrating with our loved ones. The value of our role as mothers is not based on our sometimes skewed perception. Rather, the true worth is found in God, who so graciously blessed us with our children. No job in this world can have such a direct impact in another life. What an amazing opportunity we have to raise up the next generation for The Lord!

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (Proverbs 31:28)

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11 thoughts on “Mothers, What Are You Worth?

  1. Great quote from Spurgeon. All parents make mistakes, and we sure made our share. But we always prayed asking the Lord to make up for our lack, and he must have, because both our kids are serving God and raising their kids to walk in his ways. It’s a hard task, but so rewarding!

    1. Praise The Lord! What a joy it must be to see your children following The Lord! Lately, my daughter has been asking me a lot of questions about the Bible. Some of the best moments are those unplanned conversations on her bed when God has given me opportunities to share the gospel of Christ.
      The Spurgeon quote is a lot longer and deserves its own post. It’s one of my favorites. I’ll probably share it on Sunday.

      1. Yes, it is a joy to see our children walking with God. But mostly because it shows that God has been gracious to us. In spite of all our mistakes, errors & failures, the Lord graciously protected, sheltered & drew our kids close to himself!!

  2. True, we oftentimes feel that we aren’t deserving, that we screw up most of the time. But despite all that, I’d still like to believe that I’ve done my best to be a good mother and I still have mistakes along the way which is completely normal. Happy Mothers’ Day to you too! 🙂

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