The other day I got a disappointing message. Someone unfollowed me because I shared some encouragement for moms. She was put off with an image and said that with a name like Time-Warp Wife she’s expecting posts on marriage, but “posting about parenting is assuming that everyone has children.”
The image in question read, “Mom you’re changing the world one hug at a time…”
What do I say to that? I didn’t say anything. I just closed the message and considered the root of my ministry, which is that of a Titus 2 Woman.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. – Titus 2:3-5, NIV
The interesting thing here is that Paul wrote that piece of scripture. He was a single man without children, but he knew the importance of encouraging those who do.
It’s one thing to have a brand, but it’s another thing for me to be flexible enough to allow the Lord to lead where He will.
I won’t box myself in for the sake of my image. I’ll open myself for the sake of the Lord. And if He calls me to write something different tomorrow? Then I’ll follow His lead regardless of what the sign says.
What I love about my readers is that while so many of you are single–you get it. You understand that while I’m encouraging wives and mothers there’s usually something here to be gleaned by everyone. At least I pray that there is. We all have flesh that is at war against our spirit and we’re all fighting the good fight for the Lord.
Back to the comment, because I do have a point here–and that is that it didn’t bother me like it could have. Because the thing is that I know what the Lord is calling me to do, and I know that encouraging moms is in line with that mission.
When we know that we know what we know, we can stand up for what we believe. When we’re armed with scripture we can draw from our faith. That’s why the Bible tells us that the Word of God is sharper than any two edged sword. It cuts through the lies that attack us and threaten to draw us away from the Lord.
We hear lies daily. Whether they’re internal or external, Satan is at work dragging you down. His mission is to discourage you and draw you away from your faith. His tactics have a way of sucking the joy out of you until all you’re left with is a feeling of self-doubt and defeat.
Just knowing this makes me want to grab hold of scripture tighter than I ever have. I want to be like Jesus Who while He was tempted rebuked Satan’s lies with the truth of God’s Word. That Word is available to each and every one of us, and it’s the most powerful source on earth.
Dig deep and if you start to feel discouraged, dig deeper yet.
I want to be immersed in Your Word. More of you, Lord, less of me.
You are loved by an almighty God,
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P.S. Here are a few of my favorite parenting images. You don’t mind if I share them do you?