Welcome to another edition of HELP for Mums. I hope that you will be blessed and challenged as you read this.
Beloved mum are you prospering? I know that you are taking care of your family, being there for your friends and loved ones and an active member of your community- but are YOU prospering
Prosperity is defined as a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition.
Are you successful in the things that matter to you? Are you flourishing like an olive tree, the way God destined you to? Are you thriving and growing in strength daily?
The sad truth is that most mums are too overwhelmed with life that they are not living in full prosperity. Many are saying to themselves “when my kids get a little older” or “5 years from now…” or “maybe after I’m done having children…”.We are putting our dreams, desires and needs on hold waiting for the perfect time, when it will not affect anyone. The problem is that is it affecting someone – You! Lack of prosperity is affecting your health, your confidence, your happiness. How many times do you look back over your day or week and find it hard to qualify or quantify anything tangible that you accomplished? It’s because you are probably moving on auto-pilot, not being deliberate about how you spend your effort – therefore you are not succeeding, flourishing or thriving.
1 Timothy 4:8 says “Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.” (MSG)
Discipline is very important if we want to prosper. Without discipline you keep on running around in circles- trying this diet or that plan or working with this coach or that trainer -and yet not being happy with how you look or feel. Without discipline you just keep on going back to the starting point because you aren’t really being true to yourself. If you can’t find your reason within you would be able to achieve success without. If you don’t plant yourself on solid ground you will not flourish. If you don’t have strength you will not thrive. It’s that simple.
I want to encourage you – as one busy mum to another – NOW is YOUR time to PROSPER! I’m not saying that you should neglect your family, your work or your responsibilities. I’m saying that when you choose to live in prosperity – in soul and in health- you will enjoy all of these things even more and the benefits are immeasurable!