We’re Always Heading Home (A Video Interview with Kate Motaung):: Abiding in Christ {Day 9}

In this journey of abiding in Christ, it’s so important that we surround ourselves with godly women who can point us to Jesus again and again.

I’m so thrilled to introduce you all to the wonderful Kate Motaung, a sweet woman who has become a dear friend in the online world.

Kate grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African, has three children, and spends her days relying on the Lord’s grace and chocolate. She writes for iBelieve.com and Ungrind Webzine, and has recently become the new host of Five Minute Friday.  She can be found at her blog, on Facebook, or on Twitter @k8motaung.

Chat with Kate Motaung

We chat about meeting our husbands overseas, dealing with a sense of loss after death, mothering in light of eternity, and finding women to pour into while we journey Home.

As you watch this, if you want to just play it in the background and listen to us like a podcast while you’re running around doing dishes or getting ready for work or whatever, feel free. You don’t have to sit down in front of the computer to watch us.

We’re so excited that you’re joining us, and we’re praying that you’ll be encouraged today!

Day 9 Challenge: Identify two women in your life: one who is more mature in her spiritual faith than you are and one who is newer in the faith. Reach out to both of them with a text, email, or Facebook message and begin encouraging one another as you journey Home toward God.

Father, thank You for preparing a home for us to join You for eternity, and thank You for the women You’ve placed in our lives to encourage us along the way. Holy Spirit, open my eyes to see the opportunities to speak life into the women around me. Just one person today, Lord. Help me touch just one.

This is the 9th post in the series, “Abiding in Christ–when reading the Bible isn’t an option.” Check out all the posts here.

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      asheritahc

      I’ve gone through seasons in life when I didn’t have many mentors, but I’ve made it a matter of prayer over the last few years and God has answered so generously! Consider becoming a mentor to younger women around you first–you may be surprised when older women step alongside you!

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      asheritahc

      I know what you mean, Anita. I’m an introvert in real life, too, and that’s why I asked Kate how she goes about making those connections with both older and younger women. Now I just need to be more intentional in taking those small steps toward relationships. …We can do it!!

  1. Tabitha

    This is so timely for me! My Bible study small group was just talking this week about how we sometimes have a hard time connecting with other women of faith, and we’ve been brainstorming ways to be more intentional about connecting and building genuine relationships!

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      1. Tabitha

        Hmm, I think mostly it was along the lines of, “Be bold and take initiative!” Because several girls said they felt nervous or shy about approaching someone new, or even saying hi to someone they’d met once or twice before. And a couple girls said they felt a little burned — sometimes people will say, “We should do something! I’ll text you…” and then never actually follow through. So if that happens repeatedly to one person, she starts taking it personally (understandably so). Our conversation was largely a time for some of us to fess up to being that person who didn’t follow through, but I think it was great to get us all thinking about being more intentional in that way! The coolest thing was that right as one girl said she felt disconnected, another girl chimed in and said, “Come to my community group; we would LOVE to have you!”

  2. Lauren

    Thank you for the reminder that we aren’t in this thing alone. I am not good at letting those who have impacted me know it, and your challenge to text them and let them know I’m encouraging them was right on time.

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