Finding Time to Make Disciples as a Busy Mom
As wives and mothers in 2017, we are asked to wear way too many hats than we have time for. But if we strip everything down to the core, if we go back to the basic of what we're asked to do, we were first asked to go and make disciples. You may be thinking, "where the heck am I going to find time for that?!" Let me encourage you that you do... in the day-to-day tasks you're already doing.
Why is it Important to Make Disciples?
"Make disciples" means to teach, to instruct.
Based on these verses, as women we are to teach younger people about God; we are to teach younger women how to love their husbands and children, how to be self-controlled, pure, devoted to their homes, etc.
We are called to teach in our actions and speech so that God's Word may be evident in our lives, believed, and passed on.
Ain't Nobody Got Time For That
Before you throw this out the window thinking you have no time for this, let me encourage you that you absolutely do... if you blend disciple-making in your everyday life.
Ask yourself, "what is a task I can do with another person?" Can you go grocery shopping with a lady friend? I know from my experience that it's a great way to spend time with a friend and allow deeper conversations to take place. Not saying every time you go get potatoes you're discussing deep theological questions. But by spending more time together, you're giving each other a chance to talk beyond the surface level.
In addition to grocery shopping, here are some activities/tasks you could do while you make disciples:
- Taking the kiddos to the park
- Freezer meal batch-making
Little Disciples at Home
As a mom, you've blessed with little disciples - your children - within your home.
Motherhood is missional discipleship. From the time they enter into your home to the time they leave the nest, you're given opportunities to make known to them who God is and what His promises are. You can teach them the fruits of the Spirit and how to do good works for the Lord. These are the golden years that God has given you to prepare your children for adulthood, for following God's Will as an adult. The clock is ticking - are you seizing these years to teach your children diligently?
Raising children in God-glorifying ways is hard but you don't have to do it alone.
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