(Excerpt from Scrambled Hormones 60-Days of Encouragement for Moms Raising Teenage Daughters by Monica Cane)
God Chose You Indeed
“Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you.”- Jeremiah 1:5
When my youngest daughter was born, though she was my third child, it was the very first time I actually realized that God is the Creator of life.
In my complete ignorance, I had basically given myself the credit for creating such beautiful kids the first two times. I didn’t understand that I was merely a vessel and that it was God’s creative design that formed my little beauties. It was when seeing my third red-faced, wrinkly, beautiful newborn that I finally had an epiphany—God creates life.
It’s no wonder that upon committing my life to God a year after my daughter’s birth, I was drawn to scriptures such as Jeremiah 1:5—”I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb,” and Psalm 139:15—“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.”
I believe God gave me the epiphany about Himself upon the birth of my second daughter—a spiritual marker that would forever remind me of His faithfulness, particularly during trying seasons, just as He did for the Israelites long ago.
It just so happened that my most trying season had to do with raising teenage daughters and learning how to maneuver through all the hormones. At the height of hormonal mother/teenage daughter tensions when I thought perhaps I had fallen short one too many times as Mom and wondered if God was tired of caring, He would always remind me of that spiritual marker moment when I realized that He is our Creator and as such He will always love and care for His creation, even the hormones.
The Problem: I’m not a perfect mom.
The Promise: Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you.
The Plan: Take a long look at yourself in the mirror then say aloud, God chose me.