One of the most important things that I learned in my 35 years of parenting our eight children was the importance of being intentional as a mom. I knew that I only had one chance to get it right in my parenting, and wanting to be the best mom I could be I realized that being purposeful was vital.
Parenting is about relationship, so you need to be willing to sacrifice for that relationship, and invest your time and energy in the precious children God has entrusted to your care.
The relationship requires thought, and planning. You have to think about where you want your kids to be in 18 years, and then plan what you need to intentionally do to get them there. You can’t approach your parenting casually and just hope for the best.
To be successful in your parenting, you need to be purposeful.
Unfortunately as busy moms we often fail to plan for intentional training, then when a problem comes up we try to come up with a quick fix. rather than taking time to address the important heart issues. Often those problems could have been avoided if we had started earlier and guided our children intentionally in the right direction to avoid that bump in the road.
Being an intentional mom will keep you focused on the important and eternal issues, rather than just dealing with the daily problems that come up. It will enable you to be a better steward of the children God has entrusted to your care, and keep you focused on your priorities and parenting goals.
Being intentional as a mom will require some time and effort on your part, but your children are worth it! Make a commitment to invest in them purposefully as you bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
If you’d like to be more intentional in the new year, I would love to have you join me for:
Being Intentional As A Mom 5-Day Challenge
If you join, you will receive a daily email for 5 days. Each email will include a way you can be intentional as a mom, as well as a challenge to take action on that idea.