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Highlights of My Motherhood Journey

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As a follow up to my post “My Pregnancy Journey”, I’ll be writing briefly on my Journey so far as a young and first time Mum.

In my previous post I had mentioned speaking life and God’s will over ones child is 5000% important. Your child is a fruit.  The seed you’ve sown, in form of words will determine the fruit they become. You are what you say; so also they become what you say. Your words have more power than you can ever imagine. In addition, don’t just speak your words, speak God’s word over your child. Compile scriptures and confess them. Have a private time with God, seeking His face about your child’s purpose. He surely will reveal this.

Congratulations! Your child is born. You have more work than you envisaged. Not to worry, Motherhood comes with joy, favour and divine provision.

1. You need help– Get a support system or stay amid a support system.

2. Don’t Joke with your mental health– Do you frequently feel down or incapable? God should be your first run to person before family and friends. Find time to rest. Know what makes you relax and do it. May the Lord give you trustworthy destiny helpers who have got your back. It’s not good for man to be alone. If you haven’t cultivated a support system prior to now, this is when they are needed the most. However, it is not too late.

3. Pray– It’s not a time to lose guard. Maintain/ increase your fellowship with God. Remember what happened in the garden of Eden with Eve and the serpent? The devil hasn’t forgotten, but you’ve got to operate in the victory you already have in Christ “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15 NIV

4. What’s your child’s purpose?– I know this is a tough question. You can only receive this revelation from a place of fellowship and perseverance. As a woman of wisdom with foresight, I believe there are skills and gifts you’ve always dreamt for your child to have. Now is a time to begin to pen them down and map out milestone and action plans to train them on this. E.g Play musical instruments, learn five languages, emotionally and academically sound, grow in good health, Have good and healthy skin. Be realistic. Don’t be too hard on your child. Let them act their age, correct them appropriately. “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it’ Proverbs 22:6 NIV

5. Spend quality time– With the ever-demanding presence of one’s time at, work or business as an entrepreneur, in traffic depending on what city you’re in, it becomes increasingly hard to have enough time for your child. Remember it is not necessarily how long but how well you spend time with your child. When you’re present, be fully present and sensitive to their needs. Be vigilant.

6. Journaling– This doesn’t come naturally for many, but you’ll appreciate this as the child grows. For those who find journaling difficult, Capture moments and save them in an album. Label the pictures/ video where possible. Going through the journal or photo album also helps you to maintain a grateful heart. Many times, we forget the challenges we’ve overcome.

7. Stay Happy– The joy of the lord is your strength Nehemiah 8:10. Encourage yourself. Appreciate your good works. It is not pride. When God created Man, he appraised his work and said, “It is Good”. Do the same. Be honest, objective and don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes time for changes encountered during pregnancy to wear out. It takes time for the body to heal and bounce to normal. Mine took about a year. Somethings don’t fully go back to where you were. E.g you move from a big size 6 to a size 8.  

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Tell me what you think about this post in the comment section. It encourages me to do more.

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4 thoughts on “Highlights of My Motherhood Journey”

  1. All amazing points, especially the one about engaging your child in different activities to match them with their purpose. It will definitely take a lot of stress off them when the time comes for them to make decisions in line with their purpose (e.g career, post secondary education).

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