When my son was in elementary school several years ago, I was painting his room and creating an accent wall and really feeling good about what I was creating, the Holy Spirit whispered to me and said, “You’re a kingdom builder.” Wow! I was just painting a room! But God in his infinite wisdom, knew that the care, love and tenderness of the project spoke of more than decorating a room. Something deeper was being transmitted. Love was being transmitted. “You’re important to me, son” was being transmitted. “You’re worth it, son” was being transmitted.
Mothers/wives are responsible for the environment of their home-another nugget the Holy Spirit whispered to me, simply because I needed to hear it; because, shall I say, I was kind of acting ugly and needed correction. I accepted the correction and changed the bad attitude! The bible says it’s better for a man to live on the rooftop than to live in the house with a bitter, nagging wife! And it also tells parents not to provoke their children but to raise them up in the admonition of the Lord. Yes, mothers are Kingdom Builders!
Mothers are great influencers in the lives of their children! That’s an exciting challenge but also a sober challenge because it comes with great responsibility. Responsibility to shape and mold our children into the image and likeness of God; to train them up so that they love the things of God and are Kingdom minded, not earthly minded—that’s a legacy right there!
It is bad when children disappoint their parents, but I personally think it’s 10 times worst when parents disappoint their children. Why? They are children. They look to adults for love, guidance and protection. They are blank canvas for us as parents, and especially mothers to write on. The bible refers to our children as arrows; mothers get to shape, mold, retract, aim, and shoot those arrows by the way we influence their lives. Either negatively or positively. As a mother of three God-fearing adult children, I praise God that I got it right! I want to exalt, encourage and cheer you on if you got it right as well. If you haven’t gotten it quite right, it’s never too late. Help is only a prayer away. God is able to fix our mistakes. Be encouraged today mothers and know that the role you play is that of a Kingdom Builder.
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