Learning from Mom

~Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

How I wish I had paid more attention to my mother when I was a teen girl. I wasn’t saved at the time and my thoughts only revolved around me, me, and me! 😦 But I can just imagine all the wonderful moments we would have shared together had I been a better daughter.

That’s the theme for today’s post, teen girl. I don’t want you to be my age and looking back at your life with disappointment. You are saved and have God’s Word to encourage you and to teach you. Rather than roll your eyes when your mother speaks, as the Lord to change your heart toward her. You and your mother could be so close if you would just open your heart and let the Holy Spirit show you how. Usually relationships between mothers and daughters are difficult because the teen girl hasn’t matured yet. But it’s amazing what the Holy Spirit can do to a heart when that heart is willing to learn 🙂

The more you work on your relationship with your mother now, the closer you will be to her when you are older! Here’s a story that someone shared with me that has a lot of real truth to it. It applies to both father and mother and I hope you are blessed 🙂


At 4 years … My Dad is great. 

At 6 years … My Dad knows everything. 

At 10 years … My Daddy is good but he is short tempered … He also knows less than my friend’s daddy

At 12 years … My Daddy was nice to me when I was young 

At 16 years … My Daddy is not in line with the current times … Frankly he does not know anything… 

At 18 years … My Daddy is becoming increasingly cranky and unreasonable… 

At 20 years … ‘Oh! Its becoming difficult to tolerate Daddy! Wonder how Mother puts up with him!.. 

At 25 years … ‘Daddy is objecting to everything … Don’t know when will he understand the world..’ 

At 30 years … ‘Its becoming difficult to manage my son! I used to be so scared of my dad when I was young…’ 

At 40 years … ‘ Daddy brought me up with so much discipline.. I wonder how he managed to handle the younger generation!..’ 

At 45 years … ‘I am baffled as to how my Daddy brought us up…’ 

At 50 years … My Daddy faced so many hardships to bring us up … (we were four brothers & sisters) I am unable to manage a single child!.. 

At 55 years … My Daddy was so far sighted and planned so many things for us! Even at this old age, he is able to control things! He is one of his kind and unique..’ 

At 60 years … ‘My Daddy was great!’ 

Don’t take so many years…. Realise it in time!