Opening ourselves up to the advice and correction that older women have to offer means choosing to be disciplined in how we view ourselves and our journey of motherhood; it requires humility. Romans 12:8 reminds us to never be wise in our own sight and Proverbs 11:2 warns that wherever there is pride there will soon be disgrace, but where there is humility there will be honor. Therefore, the wise young mother must seek to understand and confess her weaknesses, while gratefully accepting the help and advice of those whose experience makes them worthy of emulation. This doesn’t mean that she will always agree with them or that she will always implement their suggestions. Rather, it means that she will bring their wealth of practical wisdom before the Lord in prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal which words are worthy of being heeded and which can be graciously ignored. According to Scripture, this practice of humbly receiving the help of older, godly mothers will reap the harvest of honor that prideful self-reliance seeks after, but can never attain.
I invite you to click over to Credo Magazine where I’m sharing some thoughts on practicing humility as young mothers.