Marriage and Motherhood
Managing both and yourself
Why is Marriage a Blessing?
Growing up, I always thought marriage was just about the attraction between a man and a woman, the love between them, and a way to build a family. Now having been happily married for half a decade I have been able to grow and get to know myself and what marriage means in a way I never thought I would. One thing I learned about marriage is that it is in fact a platform God uses to bless us, and break generational curses. Marriage is one opportunity for one to die to self, because walking with God means carrying the cross of Jesus and understanding you no longer live but Christ lives in you. Without giving God a platform to train us on, one of those platforms being marriage, it will be very hard for us to understand how the kingdom of God works and how to be used by God. So I find marriage to be a wonderful and a blessed place where you can really humble yourself and grow and be molded by God himself. You will learn to put others first, to take care of others, you will also learn what it means to surrender all of your selfish desires and submit to one vision.
Children Are A Gift
Kids are truly a gift from God. Being a mom has personally taught me so much. First and foremost, I get to see myself through my children. I also get to see the love of God just by having kids because I know the love I have for my kids. Motherhood teaches you patience, motherhood teaches you how to take care of another human being that is not equipped to take care of themselves, and it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. I find motherhood to have similarities to ministry. As a leader in ministry you always have to look after those that come to submit under you spiritually, and usually, they don’t understand what is taking place. So you have to take them under you as you would a baby and build them up from scratch. You have to pray and cover them, and teach them as they grow under you. Being a mom, and seeing how I handle and deal with my kids, has opened my eyes to fully understand how God handles and deals with us as his children. The unconditional love and complete forgiveness that God has towards his children is beyond our imagination, and for parents, having children allows us to see and witness just a fraction of God‘s love towards us.