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Being in a leadership role was definitely something I shied away from as a newlywed. But being a parent is about being a leader. Our role is not to point them in the right direction and shove them out of the nest to it, but to be someone they choose to follow. A good leader should be a good follower. Have you heard the expression, 'How can you lead where you are not willing to follow?'
As a mother, there are two areas where we must be willing to follow. "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) He is the way to heaven and is there already. If we aren't willing to follow Him, we'll never make it there. How do we know the way unless we study the Man who is the way? Daily Bible study makes us followers of Him.
We have to be willing to follow our husbands. In today's non-traditional world, this is not the norm. But in God's doctrine, it is a must. "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." (1 Corinthians 11:3) There are two areas where I wish I had learned to follow my husband sooner. I was not willing to follow where he wanted to lead. One of those areas was financial. If we could have been united in our finances, we could have been debt free sooner. Instead, I was unwilling to listen or follow his lead. Another was in spiritual matters. My husband wants to radically remove media influences in our lives and our children. Again, I was the one dragging my feet to give up the worldly media. How much stronger spiritually could we be as a family if I had been willing to follow in this area? Let your husband lead you on the path to heaven and you will be blessed.