Your influence as a mother is powerful

7.11.2017

Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don't waste it. Little eyes are watching you.
I came across this quote on Pinterest when it sparked my interest and made me dig into my Bible. I never really understood how much power and influence went into being a mother, until now, that I am a mother myself. Even then, sometimes, with everything I do on a daily, I forget how important my role is. But regardless if I remember or forget, the role of being a mother is important.



I want to focus on one word that speaks deeply to me.

INFLUENCE.

Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone. While power is the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. It's evident that these two go hand and in hand but what impacts me the most about having both in a position of motherhood is the fact that it can change the course of someone's life based on their character and behavior.

Mom's, I want to ask you this because I had to ask myself:

Who are you influencing your daughters to be?

It may seem like such a simple question but according to Titus 2:4-5, there is a lot we need to teach our daughters, because they have a huge position to fill when they become adults.

v4. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, v5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
God teaches through his Word, what he expects from us as women. If we are not doing as God instructed, then how can we influence and teach our daughters to be the example that God describes in Titus? We can't. Because our daughters will learn by watching us. They will see every little thing we do, and want to do just as mommy does.

So mommies,

Let's step it up! Let our daughters see us in prayer, in worship, in submission to our husbands. Let them see good and humble characters, not impulsiveness, anger, etc. Let's be the example that God want's us to be and let our daughter be better than we were.

XO, Cynthia






12 comments:

  1. Wow I love this!!!! God has taught me the importance of influence and how powerful it really is. Whether we are intentionally influencing or not. Thank you so much for writing this. I would share! ❤❤❤

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    1. Thanks Melissa.

      This is something that has been weighing on me heavily recently, with Mali picking up so much as she's growing. Influence can be both good and bad so knowing how you need to influence your daughter is vital in this life.

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  2. Monica CasablancaJuly 11, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    I can truly say that this is true. While I was raising my daughter Cynthia E Can in the Lord's Path, I would always pray out loud and I would always read the Bible out loud and the next thing I saw was my daughter kneeling next to me praying to God out loud. That was the most beautiful thing I witness. Through the years while she was growing I saw her become independent. She would seek the Lord every day without me having to say anything to her. She would read her Bible all the time in her room and wrote about what she was reading without me having to say a word. All the Glory is to God.
    Till this day she seeks the Lord and gives him praise in good times and in bad times.

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  3. Excellent points! I have a fifteen year old daughter and I have recently became very careful to seek God first in the things I influence her for. As well as everything else of course :-) Our job as mothers is so much more important than many of us realize! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love this! Trying hard to remember that even though my daughter is so young, she is still heavily influenced by my attitude and emotions.

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    1. This also happens to me. My daughter is only one years old so the least of my worries was her being influenced so much me but lately I've noticed her mimicking a lot of things I would normally do. Which caused me to think a lot about the person I want her to become and what I would like for her future. That's part of the reason why I studied a bit about my influence towards because it all starts from a young age. This is the perfect time to start teaching her and guiding her.

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  5. Great point! And my daughter is 19 and I really am aware of the power of my influence! Sometimes I think she is just watching me,my every word and action. I pray for God's guidance!

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    1. Yes, amen! Now matter how old our kids are, I truly believe we still need guidance on how to influence our daughters. Every stage in life has a different responsibility.

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  6. Beautiful, I'm raising my little boy at the moment come October I will have a baby girl! This was an encouraging a motivating post! Good reminder of the responsibility the Lord has given us!

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    1. Aw, congratulations! Thanks for reading.

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