Pearls of Encouragement
for CWMs April 2010
Article – Who Are You?
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Article – Who Are You?
Do you ever feel as a Mom you don’t
know who you are anymore? In any given day I’m
a therapist, coach, wife, Mom, chauffer, calming
hormonal teenagers or riding the hormone roller
coaster with them, baseball or soccer Mom, marching
band Mom, Sunday school teacher, and I’m
just getting started. Somewhere in all of that
is Kimberly and truthfully there are days when
I’m not even sure who she is. Does anyone
recognize that feeling? Something happens after
you have children you begin to have multiple personality
disorder (just kidding). You are so many things
to so many people. Do you know what gets lost
in all of this? The fact that I am a child of
God and that is my most important role.
Listen to John 1:12-13, “But to all who
did receive him, who believed in his name, he
gave the right to become children of God, who
were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the
flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
In Galatians 4:5 it says we are adopted and that
we can cry in the Spirit Abba! Father! Abba is
an endearing term for God and can often be translated
to Daddy. When Jesus was weeping in the Garden
of Gethsemane before he was to be crucified he
cried out, “Abba, Father!” Daddy,
please take this cup from me if it be your will.
I don’t know about you but there are many
days where I desperately need my Abba, Father.
He promises that he will give us good gifts since
we are His children. Listen to Matthew 7:11, “If
you then, who are evil, know how to give good
gifts to your children, how much more will your
Father who is in heaven give good things to those
who ask him!” God is waiting for us to come
to Him to ask Him for help. He wants us to remember
that our chief role above all others is that we
are His children and He lives in us through the
Holy Spirit. Yet, often we forget about that role.
As His children we can come to him with all our
need, hurts, and wants. We come to Him with our
praise for all He has graciously and mercifully
done for us. We can come to Him for rest and for
wisdom. God can give us the strength for all the
trials we are going through.
Dear sisters in Christ we forget whose we are
and who we are. We are daughters of the King and
we are very valuable. Our supreme goal in life
is to glorify Him in all we do. So, while I’m
being a chauffeur, doing the millionth load of
laundry, working in my office, listening to my
husband, and again the list is endless I can do
all those tasks for God’s glory and as His
Can I challenge us today to start living like
children of God, adopted princesses in the kingdom
of God? We need to stop living like peasants but
as royalty. Our Abba Father is waiting and watching
ready to guide us. Can we allow him to control
every area of our lives so His light shines brightly
through us? May people see God when they look
So often our days are busy with
many tasks. Train yourself to learn how to take
“mini-vacations” in your day. What
is a mini-vacation? A time to daydream, breathe,
take a little nap, pray or anything that might
rejuvenate you. Even Jesus took time away to rest
and spend time with His Father.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is
the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author
of The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 2 ebooks
and an online Bible study. To find out how to
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