Encouragement ~

A Word of Encouragement to Wives/Mothers

~Barb and Fred Drye
Motherhood is a gift from God. He has perfectly designed you to be a mother (spiritually/emotionally
as well as physically). God has designed you in a general way for your role, but He has also in his
sovereignty designed you in a particular way for your particular children.

Embrace your role. Don’t see it only as an obligation to endure. Be creative. Enjoy it. God called you to be a wife and mother – a homemaker. A homemaker is not just a housewife. A homemaker creates a pleasant, clean, peaceful, relaxing, safe, accepting environment. A godly homemaker creates a home that honors the Lord and is overflowing with love.

Practice your calling with the same passion that you would have if you were called to be an astronaut
or a doctor. Your career choice was made when your child was born. You have been called to raise a
child for God. If, for example, you have the education and training to be a banker, your primary career
is still being a mother and your secondary career is being a banker. If you are a teacher, you are a
teacher after being a wife and mother. If you are a nurse, you are a nurse after being a wife and
mother. If you are a missionary, you are a missionary after being a wife and mother. Your primary
career, according to the Scriptures, is your career as a wife and mother.

Remember that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. There is no more important or significant task on planet earth than
preparing the next generation to serve God.

  • Mother and Homemaker: Proverbs 14:1, 26; 1 Timothy 5:14 (2:9-15); Titus 2:4-5
  • Training the Next Generation: 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-15; Ephesians 6:4 (Acts 16:1)
  • God’s sovereignty and design: Psalm 139:13-16
Published in: on December 12, 2009 at 11:31 am  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Practice your calling….I think this frame of mind also keeps me sane during those, “I’m making a mess of this” moments. I’m not perfect, but daily practice and making the conscious choice to do what is right gives me peace and surety that I’m better at it today than I was yesterday. It is also a thought that must be conveyed to the next generation who so often has not been afforded the opportunity to just simply emulate what they’ve seen their mothers do. If they cannot learn by natural observation, they will have to do just this. Practice until they can get it right.


  2. Loved this encouragement and loved the comment from Connie.In the trenches it is so easy to feel like you don’t measure up even though you are really trying hard. I love the idea of practicing your calling…I do pray that I am better today than yesterday. Thank you both for the words of wisdom.

    • Yes, and I am glad you enjoyed the post. A calling is truly what it is. May God help us to embrace it with our whole heart and soul.

      love ya and thanks for commenting 🙂


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