By Lisa Bevere
A Godmother’s Assignment
Godmothers are empowered with the purpose of teaching. Let’s not just read the Word of God;
let’s live it. This enables us to teach the younger women the good and worthy pursuits of life and
position them to discover what is genuinely beautiful.
Love requires learning. We are not born knowing how to love our husbands or even our
children. Building a healthy marriage and family involves work. Love does not mean enabling
your husband or spoiling your children. Love naturally causes growth. John and I have grown in
love even as our love has grown. People grow when they are loved. No matter what our
marriage or mothering story was, we can help the young marriages and families around us grow
in love and strength. Each year is another chance to write a new chapter. Don’t be afraid to
open your life when it comes to marriage and children. Show them how to raise their children by
sharing the things you did well and your mistakes.
Wisdom and virtue should be our pursuit. If you’re an older woman, don’t allow idleness or the
pursuit of pleasure to distract you. This can be your most rewarding season of life if you don’t
devolve into a critic. This world has more than enough critics and detractors; what it needs is
mamas who model support. If you are wondering how to do this, why not make kindness your
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. (Prov. 31:26
Sweet one, I know you are wise enough to know it is not just what we say but how we say it.
Let’s not pretend we are tone deaf. We all hear so much better when kindness is present.
People can even hear hard things when they are said in kindness.
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”~Amelia Earhart
You never know what grows in response to your seeds of kindness. But be assured; something
is growing. Our world is growing increasingly unkind and cold, which means there is a desperate
need for kind godmothers. Remember, kindness can act like magic and works the most
powerfully on the least deserving.
I found the “taking care of their household” part in Titus 2 a bit frustrating until I discovered that
housekeeping is far more than housework.