You see while men go about their days working, feeling good about their material accomplishments, and behaving in ways whether good, bad or otherwise at work and elsewhere, we spiritual mothers must take needed time to ponder our roles--re-evaluate what we are doing and not doing as well as how we can usher our families forward through life challenges.
So foolish we are to take our mommy roles so lightly, we sometimes act like the immature children we raise. We carelessly move along in life hoping/wishing/praying for the best without thinking what path shall we direct our children, based not on our selfish needs, but those that our Creator has shown us. Those of us, who know better, place children in the right direction but when they object, we take them off the right path and place them squarely in the middle of the crossroads while yelling, "You pick! I'm sick of this...Why is he/she always crying about whatever I tell him or her! I give up!" Of course that is what men, women and children of darkness would want. "Please give up mother, we have a role for your child. Don't stress, why not busy yourself, we will pick a path for him or her? We know how overwhelmed you tend to be crying mother, here sit down, we will help your children."
For some of you readers, you should feel motivated to want to do some things differently when it comes to parenting. Take a look at the decisions you made so far. Are you happy with them? What more do you have to do? What is causing you great concern these days regarding your role, your children, and relationship? Is there anything in your power you can change?
So far, you have protected your children from those unexpected dangers, pain, evil, and more. The love is evident for many moms while others not so much, but one day you will need to let go whether you finally get it when it comes to be loving, kind, nurturing, etc. or not. You will still need to free those babies turned adults one day if you want them to have healthy, successful lives with someone other than you. Unfortunately, far too many moms call sons and daughters back to the nest and then cry and complain about why they won't go. Mothers, you will need to trust that whatever knowledge, tools, and other things you have given your children will be good enough in school, at a relative's home, daycare, in stores, on field trips, at a workplace, in a marriage, etc.
Society doesn't want any believers in a righteous God to live out their calling as mother. There is ample evidence to prove this including the sheer number of opportunities, temptations, false teachings, and more that are given to families to separate them not only from children but from all things spiritual. Dad mocks biblical teachings. Children rebel about not wanting to listen or read anything spiritual. There is tension in the air when God is mentioned and so mom goes into hiding careful not to rock the boat with things like rules, order, discipline, wise counsel, etc. She becomes nothing more than a babysitter, a servant, or a picture on the wall decorating the home. She lives there and maintains the environment, but that is really all she does. No life lessons are ever taught.
While you believe that what many call is "help" for mom, the truth is upon closer inspection there is little sincere help! There are money-grabbers, soul snatchers, users, and abusers. If you don't give up something to get that help, you and/or children are banned, left out, put out, and/or hurt. Keep giving someone or a group what they want and you get all the assistance you need.
While you are concerned about your children becoming victims of tragic circumstances, know that you too can be a potential victim having first your mind (mother's wisdom) robbed from you, then your sons/daughters, and last your soul. Think twice about what you put before your eyes and your children's and know the difference between right and wrong and keep enforcing the rules! The of discipline is still very popular in many circles. Start by reading the word of God. See Proverbs 22:6 if you haven't already.