We all Become our Mother in the End
Have you heard the expression “We all become our Mother in the end”? Is it already true for you? Do you look in the mirror and see her, or hear her common phrases or see her in your actions? I know I do, and I often see myself in my daughter. I love birds and nature like my mother. I love to look at stars and animals, not only like my mom but with her. My mom reads a devotional every day, loves her King James Bible, is cheerful and positive; she's a joy to be around! I know her steadfast commitment to the Lord and His Word gave me a beautiful model of what it means to walk with the Lord. As we approach Mother’s Day, join me in celebrating our mothers, and the positive attributes she’s passed along.
So, why do you think we slowly but surely turn into our mothers? I think it is because it is what you see the most often, especially seeing things in someone you love and admire, influences your actions. Repeated exposure engrains her actions, behaviors or thoughts into our definition of ‘normal.’ And so, "We Become What We Behold", as my friend and teacher Karen Hodge would say . Of course, many of you may not have had a great mother. You may have seen behaviors or attitudes that are the opposite of what you aim to be. I get that and pray that you are wise enough to overcome that obstacle, by God's Grace.
What do you behold? Our goal as Christians and those who follow Christ should be to be like Him. To reflect Him and give Him glory. How do you do that? I would say you do that by beholding Christ. Reading and meditating on His word. Praying Continually. Seeing Him in creation, in blessings, in trials, in coincidences. Give Him thanks and glory. Love Him, revere Him, seek Him.
“So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
My prayer for you this Mother's Day is that you will thank God for the mother He gave you. I pray she is, or was, a Godly woman and someone to encourage your Christian Walk. And, if she was not, I pray God uses that trial to groom you into a patient, kind and loving daughter of God.
"Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her” Proverbs 31:28
Happy Mother's Day!