MOTHERS!!! We must know when our children NEED us and it’s time to FOCUS on our first ministry. How many children have turnt around to their parents and said you weren’t interested in me you were interested in church. When given children they are your FIRST ministry…
“For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?”
(1 Timothy 3:5)
If your family is in need of you how ever small it is, that must take priority. The first need of man BEFORE he had children was to name and look after the garden of Eden. Then he was given a wife (Eve) they then became fruitful and multiplied. The family was now who they would focus on by leading and guiding them down the right path. In the word it said man will leave his mother / father and cleave to his wife.
Ministry can put a strain on the family especially if you are a single parent. Am I saying mothers shouldn’t serve in the church? No! I’m saying make sure before you do your family is in order and know when your burnt out and it’s time to FOCUS on you / family. Does God desire your offspring to be in danger while you pour into others? No! Does he want you to burn yourself out and come home being of no use to your family? No!
“Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong. For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.”
I want my children not to feel church is just about serving in church. There is so much outreach work to be done and we must also go to where the people are in need. That need starts from home. Learn to serve your family before others remain blameless. Mothers FOCUS on the healing in your home first. Keep God at the centre of your home. Let your children know they are important and come first. Encourage them to build their own relationship with Christ not just based in your (parent) relationship with Christ. It is important for them to know Him for themselves too. So many families are torn apart because of parents having no time for family. Children end up searching in all the wrong places…
To conclude I would say most IMPORTANTLY seek God about what He desires for you to do not man. It could just be still (family) and know that I am God. If God wanted you to do something more He wouldn’t have your family compromised in the process. It would just work well around your family.
Desire to Inspire Mums 💜