Mom, you must teach your children to finish what they start. The best way to do this is to demonstrate the discipline of commitment in your own life.

Ruth 1:16

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

Being committed is something in life that takes loyalty and dedication.  You probably never realized how much commitment was required to be a mom until you became a mom.  There are many times in the life of a mom when you must sacrifice.  Sacrifice can come in many forms: your schedule, time at the gym, financial, job related or even in your friendships…no matter what form, sacrifices are always made.

Through your sacrifice and commitment, your children will hopefully witness what commitment looks like and start to mimic your behavior.  Don’t miss opportunities to teach your children how to stay committed even when they are tempted to give up.  One easy way to teach commitment is to insist your child finish an activity once they start.  A child can become easily discouraged when practices start becoming time-consuming or when music lessons are require more practice…to the point where they want to quit.  We, as moms, can use these situations to teach our child that they must finish what they start.  In due time, your child will learn how to be committed in all circumstances, whether in sports, school, music, art or even relationships.



I need to stay focused and committed to my children and family. I know I do get frustrated and sometimes feel like life is passing me by, but help me see the importance of my commitment to my family.  Help me teach my children how to be committed in their life…starting first with me modeling what commitment looks like in my life.


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