Stop, Drop and Roll

To date, motherhood remains one of the toughest, most challenging “jobs” I’ve ever had. I have three adult children but I’m still a “hands-on” kind of mother. I’m not with them every day, nor do I even talk to them daily, but I’ve still got a hand in their lives. I pray for them daily, offer advice or opinions when asked and always make myself available to them whenever needed.

That makes me a STOP, DROP and ROLL kind of parent. Just recently, within a matter of hours actually, both my daughters needed me for help and/or moral support. One needed a last-minute babysitter, the other needed a hand to hold and comforting presence for an unscheduled trip to the ER.

My children know that if they need me, I will literally STOP what I’m doing, even if I’m in the middle of something. I will DROP everything for them without question. I’m prepared to ROLL out the door or ROLL out of bed in the middle of the night if need be.

As we continue our journey through our church wide campaign, What on Earth Am I Here For?” I’ve been focusing on something I read in Rick Warren’s book of the same name. In chapter 7, Pastor Warren states that, living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives.” He goes on to say that, when anything in creation fulfills its purpose, it brings glory to God.”

In this season of my life — my purpose is to bring God glory by being an “all-in” mother and grandmother. In obedience to God, I am serving my family as their spiritual matriarch. I’m called to leave a family legacy of Jesus and a solid Christian foundation for my children to pass on to their families.

I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4 (NLT)

Some may negate the role of being just a mother is somewhat insignificant. What if Billy Graham’s mother would have believed that – or every mother of every spiritual giant that has ever existed since the beginning of time??? No one has ever dared to minimize Mary, the mother of Jesus in her role as “just a mother.”

STOP and think about that before you DROP what you are doing; before you ROLL out the door and RUN out and perform your “insignificant” mom duties. There is no such thing as “just a mom.”

Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. Luke 1:42 (NLT)

We ALL have a purpose! We are to love God and use our gifts and talents to bring Him glory. I pray you are getting closer to God and discovering YOUR purpose in God’s kingdom!

Blessings in Christ,
Kathy K.

Author: Kathy Kurlin

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and published author of three books. My true passion is to share the Gospel through the written word. I may not be a Pulitzer Prize winning author, but God tells us to be faithful with "little things," ... so at my Lord's pleasure ... I use my "little writing gift" to write for Him.

2 thoughts on “Stop, Drop and Roll”

  1. I am that same kind of mother. I feel that my grown children and grandchildren are my purpose here on earth as well. Thank you for the magnificent message.

  2. Our small group discussed the idea of being “interrupted” by others to serve God. I like schedules, I like plans, I like predictability….so I am working on seeing interruptions as important opportunities to serve.

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