It’s the power that helps us walk away from a pile of laundry to play with our child.
MP comes out when a Mom takes a deep breath before responding to her toddler’s temper tantrum.
Our MP is specific and necessary, and the best part about Mom-Power is that it can be recharged, renewed and redistributed.
RECHARGED: We are unique. What exhausts one woman might energize another, that’s what makes the recharging process so very important. How do you recharge? When you’re feeling empty (physically, emotionally, spiritually) where do you go, who do you talk to, what do you do to recharge your MP? It’s okay to become empty or begin running low and it’s REALLY okay to admit we need a little recharge.
RENEWED: Although it sounds a bit like recharge, being renewed is a bit different. Most of us can look at another mom and know she is in desperate need of a “charge”. Our ability to recognize a mom needing to be recharged comes from our personal experience with the same issues. But for a mother to be renewed she needs to go one step deeper, beyond the tasks she manages each day. When a woman’s MP needs to be renewed, she reconnects with her purpose as a woman, a mom and a child of God. What scriptures or activities help renew your sense of purpose and identity?
REDISTRIBUTED: To me, this is the BEST part about Mom-Power. I can share my MP with others and I can borrow MP from my friends. I don’t have to worry about being perfect or having all the answers. Instead, I get to combine my MP with the women around me and enjoy the super surge of power we bring to our church and community.
Moms really are powerful creatures. Who else could fulfill the role of nurse, psychologist, chef, housekeeper, accountant and more; all the while still finding time to shower!? Our MP is always with us, but sometimes we need to be recharged and renewed – that’s where our friends and our Mother’s groups play a major role in our life.
When we meet together we become energized! It doesn’t matter if we meet at a church, the park or a coffee shop…we just have to continue meeting together, no matter what! We can’t keep our mom-power going strong if we try to do it alone!
If your MP is running low you have a choice. You can keep pressing on, hoping one day things change; or you can be vulnerable (which is really scary for some of us) and find other moms who have a little extra power they can redistribute and in turn help you feel renewed and recharged.
When we have a personal relationship with Christ we understand that our MP comes from Christ alone. Although He has given us gifts and abilities, we are human and our reliance upon Him keeps us in a growing partnership with Creator God. Isaiah 40:29 says it best:
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
When I’m weary and weak I have a God who is ready to recharge and renew my spirit. Sometimes He accomplishes this awesome task through my prayer and devotional time – but sometimes He uses the amazing women around me and for that I am truly grateful.
Feel free to wear your superhero cape and enjoy the beautiful truth that God has given you the Mom Power you need. Trust yourself and keep checking your level of MP. If it gets to low make sure you
How do you recharge and renew?
Have you experienced a time when others moms redistributed their power and helped you or someone else in your group?
Share your comments and encourage us – we need to hear from you!
You are an amazing woman, full of power and strength – you don’t need an invisible jet or x-ray vision – you’ve got Mom Power!!!