He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.” Luke 9:3
When I was a new mom I felt very much as if I was going on a journey with nothing! For me motherhood was quite a surprise! My hubby and I had other plans; we wanted to take our time getting to know each other before we rushed into this parenting stuff. But God had other plans.
How many of us felt as if God was saying: “You may not feel prepared, maybe you aren’t prepared, but trust me, it will work out.” It was very hard to trust God when he says just go ahead, it will be alright. I can tell you that even if you have studied child development, been a babysitter, worked in a daycare; you are never prepared to deal with a child. I looked down on this little face and thought how can I do this! That first experience of motherhood was terrifying, it was a learning process. Each child was easier and easier.
As a mom on this new journey know that this first experience is the beginning of being Priest, Prophet and Queen. It is the beginning of becoming. Your child has changed you, but you will find you are stronger, wiser and more confident as you travel further down this journey.