Momentum Mom

Momentum Mom

A Renaissance Woman of Excellence

“Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”

Proverbs 31:25

Are you a do it all kind of mom?  You know, the kind of mom who hears someone say they have a lot on their plate, and all the while you know you are carrying a platter?  However, in the midst of trying to do it all, you somehow find the power and strength to keep moving forward no matter what.  I'm not saying we are trying to be super moms.  Yet, there are moms, who are sometimes forced to take on the characteristics parallel to that of a "Mother Bear."  Her survival skills are remarkable.  Negotiating or compromising the safety of her young is not an option! Regardless, of whether the threat occurs from within the cave or outside the cave.  No one gets to cross the line, not even "Mother Bear" herself.  If anyone appears to be a potential threat, it is better for them to just turn and go the other way.  In fact, wisdom would say, “RUN!”

There are so many of us moms who are placed in roles of protector, provider, and defender, rather than, our natural given roles of nurturer, teacher, advisor, and counselor to name a few.  We acquire this added role not by choice, or because we volunteer, but because headship decides to forsake their God-given responsibility of being protector, provider, and defender of their family and home.  It seems as though it’s easier for them to just be selfish and only accountable and responsible for themselves.  In a way, it appears as though they somehow exchange accountability to family for immaturity, pride, abandonment, and just plain old juvenile stubborn behavior.

Not so for the Momentum Mom.  Somehow, we press forward and find the strength we need, to create a peaceful and smooth transition for our children, no matter what the cost.  Often, to the degree that we will sacrifice our own goals and dreams. We find comfort and encouragement in Psalm 46:1 which simply says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”  When things get tough, we are more than determined to make sure that our children not only survive, what some may call, disruptive moments in their lives, but that they are given every opportunity to develop into productive citizens.  Citizens, who achieve the ability to be successful in their own endeavors; become the godly men and women of integrity, and role models for the next generation.

Momentum (forward moving; driven) Moms have a very unique and crucial role in the lives of their children.  Keeping the ship afloat when a man jumps overboard or abandons ship, particularly his family, can be very difficult.  However, you can find hope in a familiar passage in Genesis Chapter 50:20 which states, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” We must not lose hope, or allow the enemy to make us feel like our motherhood has become a chore or unpleasant task.  We must not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we don’t not lose heart, according to Galatians 6:9. As our children grow, our motherhood role will most certainly change, as well as develop. However, the encouragement, love, care, and nurturing we give our children should never end. If you have ever wondered who you are and why you are here, and you have experienced or are in the process of almost letting go or giving up, DON’T GIVE UP!  Be encouraged Momentum Mom!  Continue to be a positive influence in the lives of your children.  Monitor what they value, and promote a mindset that not only pursues goals, but is also driven to obtaining excellence in those goals.  Implement godly wisdom from above to assist you in maintaining balance, offering guidance, discerning the right direction, and motivating your legacy.  Motivate them to be purposed and driven in their own pursuit of education, family, and practical living.  Others may do well, but MOMENTUM MOMS surpass them all!

Copyright © 2009 by Dr. Deandra Stokes

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