Many of us have heard, "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Or one my husband jokingly uses, "Happy Wife? Happy Life!" Quotes and jokes like this are said over and over and over. Consistently reminding us of the power we as women truly have over our loved ones.
In The Family: A Proclamation To The World it states...
"Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other...By divine design... mothers are primarily responsible for the nuture of their children..."
Now I don't have any children. But it is clear that it is a woman's responsibility to nuture and care for her family. I've noticed if I'm grumpy or impatient, my husband will start to reflect those same emotions. Or if I'm really excited about something, he will be too. Those closest to us will physically begin to mirror the emotions that we manifest.
Women have incredible power over their families. We have the power to change emotions, to be the best cheerleaders, and to be the most loving people on earth. Because of the divine power placed within us to nuture and love, we also have incredible power to hurt and destroy. It is truly a choice we get to make every day.
Many of us know the story of Esther in the Bible, but here is a condensed version. Esther was a Jew raised by her uncle Mordecai, when all the fair young maidens in all the provinces were gathered to the palace so the king could choose his queen, Esther was chosen. One of the rules of the kingdom was that no one could talk to the king unless he called for him or her by name. The penalty was death. But one day, the king's advisor Haman talked the king into sending out a decree that all of the Jews in the land should be killed, but the king didn't know Esther was a Jew. Esther knew she needed to approach the king and beg for her people's safety. Uncle Mordecai sent Esther some counsel that gave her the courage to be brave and fulfill her divine mission, even though it meant she might die. When the king saw Esther, standing all dressed up in the middle of the court, he allowed to come speak, even though it was against the law, and Esther and her people were saved.
I LOVE the advice Mordecai gives Esther...
"Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14)
Who knows whether we were placed on earth, at this time, with our husbands, and with our children for an incredible purpose. I think we were. And God has placed within each of us women, a divine nuturing power. Think of how God loves you. Unconditionally, individually, and at all times. This is the kind of love we should be exemplifying in our lives.
How can we as wives and mothers more fully manifest that nurturing power every day? By increasing our patience, by leaving love notes, by being excited about life, and by loving and honoring our husbands.
There is something truly powerful about recognizing and manifesting
the nurturing power within us.
So the next time you hear someone joke "When momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" Take a moment to ponder on the incredibly profound influence you have on your loved ones, and then make a plan to manifest that influence in positive ways. We are powerful beyond measure, and although Satan can distract us from that trust, no one can take that power away from us.