God Chose You to Be a Mom

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Rhonda Stoppeby Rhonda Stoppe

When I first heard a Bible scholar say, “Moms are the makers of men, the architects of the next generation,” my vision of motherhood was forever changed!

Somehow, this perspective transformed the mundane duties of motherhood. Up to this point my job seemed to consist of mountains of laundry, and wiping boogers and bottoms. But armed with the new job description: “Architect of the Next Generation,” my idea of motherhood changed to a significant calling from God.

How about you? Are you drowning in loads of laundry and captive to the schedule of carpools? How do you think realizing God has called you to the ministry of motherhood can influence your perspective? Doesn’t knowing God called you to be the mother of your son make you feel significant?

“A well-known talk show host 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.

In Christ you are significant, and so is your son. How can you know this?

  • God knows you both intimately–You are not just a face in the crowd (Ps 139:1-4).
  • God loves you, and your son, more than you can imagine. (Eph. 2:4-5,17-19).
  • You are a “temple of the living God” (2 Corinthians 6:16).
  • God chose you to be His child (2 Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 1:4-6).
  • God is watchful over your every trial and opportunity (Ps. 34:15)
  • God will direct your steps (Ps.32:8; Jeremiah 10:23).
  • God has a specific purpose for your life, and your son’s (Jeremiah 29:11).”[1]

Moms, this generation needs you to take seriously God’s call to raise godly sons. And moms whose sons are grown, we need you to obey God’s mandate to teach the younger women how! Moms Raising Sons to Be Men can prepare you for this call.

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men


[1] Rhonda Stoppe Moms Raising Sons to Be Men (Eugene, OR, Harvest House Publishers, 2013), 42

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