“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
My dear friend, I know you try so hard to be the mom your kids need, the one God has called you to be. Between the messes, squabbles, and crazy life, your fire and passion for this journey may flicker a bit. Mine does too. Our time on this earth is so short, only just a vapor (James 4:14). Our time raising these precious little ones is even more fleeting. Oh, how I want my children to remember seeing Christ in me! A wise woman once told me to begin with the end in mind. Sisters, we must make a plan for the legacy we want to leave and stay the course as we allow God to make us into the women He desires us to be!
Have you merely been riding the waves of motherhood? Sweet sister, it is not too late to intentionally write your story and allow Christ to write His story through you! Psalm 90:12 petitions the Lord, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Who do you want to be during your remaining days? Begin walking more intentionally in God’s calling for you! Let Christ transform you into the hands and feet of His love! He will make you into the kind, the patient, faithful woman you long to be if you choose to surrender yourself and be renewed in Him.
When you intentionally walk with Him, He will shine through you, illuminating the darkness around you (2 Corinthians 4:6-7). As a daughter of the King, it is no longer you who lives, but Christ who lives in you (Galatians 2:20)! Begin walking in that today! Your children will see your faithfulness to Jesus, which will become the scaffolding they build their lives upon!
The legacy we leave is our offering to the Lord that continues on long past our last breath on earth. Are you choosing to love today, my friend? Are you showing your children mercy and kindness? Are you personifying the character of Christ? Let us love with the purpose and selflessness written about in 1 Corinthians 13. This is the time to submit your life to the Lord and allow Him to leave a legacy of love through you!
Tara Davis & the Help Club for Moms Team