I recently had one of those heart melting moments with my four year old little girl with these words coming out of her mouth, “I have to do what my mommy is doing if I want to be my mommy.” As with any mommy, I was so touched, blessed and overwhelmed with the fact that my daughter wanted to be ME! Then those feelings were followed by a great sense of responsibility, along with doubt, insecurity, disbelief and so on. “Do I even want my daughters to become like ME? Am I living in such a way that I would be proud to see my daughters turn out the same? Am I too late? Have they already picked up on my bad habits, gestures, speech? Have I ruined them for life??? What have they already seen, heard, experienced that may lead them down the wrong path? How do I fix this?”
The answer came rather quickly…I don’t have to. God will take care of that. All I need to do is make sure my eyes are fixed on Him and that I am walking in His ways from this day forward. I can’t go back and change anything that has already happened but I can make sure that what I display to my children now is a woman of virtue, integrity, honesty, love and kindness. A woman who seeks after God with all of her heart making Him the first love of her life, followed by their daddy, and then her children.
I must do what I see my Father doing so that I can be like Jesus to my children…because HE is who I want them to become like.
“So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” – John 5:19