“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
A mother is a figure of comfort and strength. To become a mother of whom God can be proud of, we must first become a woman that God can be proud of. Becoming a woman after Christ’s heart starts just there; with a change of heart. The world teaches girls at a young age to be independent and (to the extreme) ‘man haters’. A change of heart is one of the most difficult challenges, but one that we as mothers, we will learn to do often.
Here in Proverbs is an awesome example of why pride has no place in a mother’s heart. Pride needs to be replaced with compassion. Don’t get me wrong here, being proud and standing your ground as opposed to disciplining your child are two different things. Showing a loving compassion for your child is the same thing that we ask God to show to us. Being a mother of God is to walk with a heart of Christ. A heart of love and compassion. For, where would we be, if our Father didn’t love us and show us compassion?