When moms in The Mission Driven Mom Mastermind FB Group were asked, “What is your greatest strength?” some of the responses included:
- “I don’t really know.”
- “I’m uncomfortable talking about this because it seems wrong to focus on my strengths.”
- “How can I be righteous and overcome my weaknesses if I’m focused on my talents?”
- “Maybe my greatest strength is to see my weaknesses?”
What is wrong with this picture? Why are mothers unable or unwilling to honestly assess and admit their greatest strengths? And what are the repercussions for them, their families and their communities when they don’t know or don’t develop their God-given talents?
In this podcast, Audrey affirms the truth that all of us have been given specific gifts in order to bring joy to ourselves and serve others around us. In fact, our talents are planted on our hearts by God, giving us clarity and direction about how to best spend our time, energy and focus. The honest recognition of these and the determination to develop and share them becomes a blessing and a sterling example to our children.
Join Audrey this week to increase your motivation to grow your greatest strengths and experience the joy that follows!
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6:50 The Power of Knowing Your Strengths – Betsie and Corrie ten Boom
14:38 Example vs Helicopter Parenting
18:23 What is Your Greatest Strength?
21:16 Audrey’s Struggle
27:49 When You Accept Self/Natural Gifts You Can Bless Others
29:43 Ex. 1 – The Fly Lady
30:33 Ex. 2 – Olympians Who Serve God
33:13 Ex. 3 – Audrey’s Experience
36:14 Balancing Time and Self
40:57 Do Three Things
Quotes from this episode:
“You are a daughter of God. He makes you unique to accomplish a special work. You’re not better or worse than anyone else, you just have been given the tools you need to glorify God in a unique way and it’s your privilege to uncover your gifts and develop them.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“You cannot do it all. You cannot be it all. You can be YOU! I sometimes think I should be like other women and other moms, but I can’t be. It took me a long time to realize there’s no one right way to be.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“There is no greater investment a family can make than in the education of the mother.” ~
“I would ask myself, “What can only I do as a wife and mother?” And then I would make sure I did those things the best I could.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“Think about a time when you were doing something you love to do, something you do well. Take a minute and recall how you felt in that moment. It doesn’t matter what it is or when it was. Just think about how you felt about yourself, about others, about the task you were doing. You can feel that way more of the time.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“GOD PLANTED YOUR INTERESTS IN YOUR HEART SO YOU WOULD FOLLOW THEM.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“If you aren’t you, we don’t get you.” ~Max Lucado
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