I learned three very important lessons from my Mum.
By Ikechi Awazie
Lesson 1 – Never do what others are doing
My mum made me discover that I was unique. She believed that God had a purpose for me and never failed to remind me.
She heard my cries and yearning to feel among. She saw how much I felt like being loved. She filled the void of my heart with her love and made me see the world in a different light.
She taught me to believe in myself and never seek the validation of others to be me. She let me understand that life is intentional when you write your own story.
Lesson 2 – Service to Humanity
My mum believes in the good of mankind. She is always giving a helping hand to everyone. She is down to earth and always goes out of her way to make people happy.
She believes that it is her calling to make a difference in the life of people.
By her example, I realized that everyone can make a difference. Everyone can light a dark candle
Lesson 3 – Love The Lord with all Your Heart
My mum loves God so passionately and never fails to share this passion to her children.
She is a praying woman and a strong woman who through her struggles has proved that she will not let anything or anyone get in the way of her fulfilling her God given assignment.
She showed me that when you love God, you will have peace that goes beyond understanding. Till date, I have experienced God’s awesome love.
Mums all over the world, here are three things that children want to hear from you every day:
1. I Love You
Children need your love to be firm. Love builds children up and is the foundation of a fulfilled life.
2. Jesus Loves You
Children need to be reminded of the love of Jesus. They need to know that Jesus is with them in good times and bad times.
3. Never Give Up on your Dreams
The world is filled with challenges but your words can make a difference.
(Ikechi is the founder and chief writer at Be a Light to the World blog where he gives you personal development tips that will make a difference in your life. His idea is that there is no benefit in playing small because eventually, you will come to realize this fact as you learn about people who inspire their generation to greatness.)