A mom is a cartographer! Do you even know what a cartographer is?!
It is a person who makes maps…
In other words, a mom should be excellent at setting boundaries for her children. If you don't set boundaries for your children, no one else will! Setting boundaries may initially seem difficult, but in the long haul of mothering, it will make your life so much easier!
You must set boundaries about the way your children dress and the way that they talk.
You must set boundaries concerning who they are allowed to hang out with and what they watch on TV.
You must set boundaries concerning what sites they are allowed to access on the computer and what kind of music they listen to.
You must set boundaries not only with your words but also with your life.
Do not use words or phrases that are off limits for your children.
Do not watch movies or listen to music that are out of bounds for your children.
As a vigilant and excellent cartographer, you must also watch for enemy forces that may be attacking certain boundaries that you have set for your family.
As the one in charge of those boundaries, you must be quick to usher in peace to those areas of their lives.
You must be watching attentively for weeds that are growing in their young hearts and then remove them before they have a chance to take root and grow out of control.
Someday your children will set their own boundaries for their own lives.
If you have trained them well, their personal boundaries will not be very different from the ones that you have set.
"Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, please Him in all respects, bear fruit in every good work and increase in the knowledge of the Lord!"
~ Colossians 1:10
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