Mary’s Difficult Decision (Part 3)
by Rhonda Stoppe
GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU
In the same way that God specifically chose to accomplish His plan through Mary in her generation, He has placed you on earth in this generation to fulfill His purposes through your obedience. Isn’t that exciting?
In Christ you are significant, and so is your son, because…
- God knows you both intimately–you are not just a face in the crowd (Psalm 139:1-4).
- God loves you, and your son, more than you can imagine (Ephesians 2:4-5; 17-19).
- You are a “temple of the Living God” (2 Corinthians 6:16).
- God chose you to be His child (Ephesians 1:4-6, 2 Corinthians 6:18).
- God is watchful over your every trial and opportunity (Psalm 34:15).
- God will direct your steps (Psalm 32:8; 34:15, Jeremiah 10:23).
- God has a specific purpose for your life–and your son’s (Jeremiah 29:11).
A well known talk show host recently stated that in all the years she had interviewed people, she has come to believe that individuals have a deep need to believe they are significant. Sadly, most people gain only temporal attention when they attempt to find notoriety from accomplishments, relationships, and possessions. Learning how much God values you is greater than any treasure this world can offer. And teaching your son how to find his significance in his relationship with the Lord will be one of the greatest gifts you can give him.
Just like Mary, Jesus’ mother, each of us is faced with choices in life. As mothers of sons, our decisions will influence the next generation. If we as moms do not prepare ourselves to live courageous, obedient lives, we are in danger of raising sons who are more interested in living for the comforts and accomplishments of this world than in obedience to the Lord’s leading.
God has accomplished incredible things through women who have boldly chosen to follow His call–even when their choice required personal sacrifice. Generations of godly men testify of their courageous mothers who chose to follow the Lord and the powerful effect it had upon them. God has an ideal plan for you and for your son. To dwell in obedience to His will is to exist beyond the average, status-quo life. Are you willing to rise above the mundane and allow the Lord to accomplish amazing things through you – and your son?
Rhonda Stoppe is the NO REGRETS WOMAN. With more than 30 years experience of helping women live life with no regrets.
Rhonda Stoppe’s book MOMS RAISING SONS TO BE MEN is mentoring thousands of moms to guide sons toward a no-regrets life. Her new book IF MY HUSBAND WOULD CHANGE I’D BE HAPPY-And Other Myths Wives Believe (Harvest House Publishers) is helping countless women build no-regrets marriages. As a pastor’s wife, speaker, and author, Rhonda has helped women to:
* Discover significance and
LISTEN TO THIS RADIO EXCERPT of Rhonda Stoppe on “The Road Show” with Host Laurette Willis: “Exchanging Your Dreams for God’s Plans”