• “The opposite of patience is not impatience, but unbelief.” – Jackie Pullinger

Motherhood: An Eternal Investment by GraceAnna Castleberry

I think as moms we can be discouraged if we begin to believe that motherhood is pointless. When we forget that there is a grand goal and an aim. The disobedience and messes on an ordinary Wednesday afternoon can seem pointless and laborious if we don’t believe that they mean something. How does my child’s disobedience and whining fit into the grand scheme of life? What is my purpose as their mom in this moment? Am I just making it to dinner time?

Faith believes that the ordinary and difficult moments have great significance and are a holy training ground. Faith knows that God gave these children to you and you to your children.

Unbelief says “just get through” “no one sees you” and “I’m exhausted and these kids are driving me crazy.” But faith believes that the ordinary and difficult moments have great significance and are a holy training ground. Faith knows that God gave these children to you and you to your children. Faith knows that motherhood isn’t pointless.

There is an aim. A mighty purpose. Mothers who forget their mission (as I have done on many a day), find the daily grind incredibly difficult and discouraging. How can we persevere if it’s pointless? But praise God it isn’t! Motherhood is grand because God is. His glory is beyond what we could ever imagine and we are by His grace raising children to bring Him glory.

Motherhood isn’t pointless. It isn’t insignificant. This is a season in your story that matters for all eternity. You are raising future men and women to glorify God in this world. You are making an eternal investment.

We are directing, channeling, training, discipling, suffering, believing, loving, not because we believe in our children, but because we believe in God and what He can do in them. Motherhood isn’t pointless. It isn’t insignificant. This is a season in your story that matters for all eternity. You are raising future men and women to glorify God in this world. You are making an eternal investment.

God sees the corners you aren’t cutting and it MATTERS. Get sleep when you can. Read the Bible for five minutes. Pray with your kids. Go to church however you can. And walk by faith. God is doing a great work before your eyes on an ordinary Thursday morning.

Share to Google Plus

1 Responses to Motherhood: An Eternal Investment by GraceAnna Castleberry

  • Rebecca O. Akintola says:

    I enjoyed the post and I would like to be receiving articles so that I can share it with other. I want me and other women to benefit from this wonderful massages. I would really appreciate it if my request is considered. Thanks and God bless you and your ministry mightily, in Jesus Mighty Name

Leave a Reply to Rebecca O. Akintola Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • “Bare heights of loneliness…a wilderness whose burning winds sweep over glowing sands, what are they to HIM? Even there He can refresh us, even there He can renew us.” – Amy Carmichael

Copyrighted works are the property of the copyright holders. All works are shown free of charge for educational purposes only in accordance with fair use guidelines. If we have inadvertently included a copyrighted work that the copyright holder does not wish to be displayed, we will remove it within 48 hours upon notification by the owner or the owner’s legal representative.

Verse of the Day

I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NKJV)

Recent Comments

Return to Homepage