Self Care

Why "Be fruitful and multiply" is not just about motherhood

Hello everyone, long time no blog! Today I have a very special treat for you. We have a guest blogger who will be sharing her words of wisdom with us. Her name is Nina Dafe. Just a bit about her. Nina Dafe mentors heart-centred; visionary Christian women who want to banish the blocks keeping them from achieving their business goals once and for all. She is also an international speaker, talk show host and blogger whose writing has been featured on multiple platforms including Thrive Global, TEDx, HuffPost, She Leads Africa, Bustle, Relevant Magazine and Radiant Health Magazine. You can join her Miracle Mindset Makeover free for 7 days now  at:

And now, on to the post!

“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth’”

However, it also ties in with another spiritual truth- stewardship. If we cross reference Matthew 25:14-30 with Genesis 1:28, parallels between the two can be established. Namely that God acted just as the wealthy man in the Parable of the Talents did at the dawn of creation by creating a great wealth of things, which He initially managed, before employing us as mankind to take over His responsibilities. It is in this way that we, as women, are able to have dominion (the right to control, govern or rule). Therefore, contrary to many cultural and religious beliefs (including my own) and like the servants in Matthew 25, one of the mandates of the original woman (and therefore women at large) was to rule with men. To reiterate the afore-mentioned scripture, it begins:

“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply…’” (boldness added for emphasis)

The directives that follow (“fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth”) show that this scripture is not purely about reproduction, but stewardship. It is therefore important that we get an understanding of:

  • What the principles of stewardship are

  • What exactly we are stewards over

  • How to be effective stewards for God

Because what we do with our call to rule can either positively impact our lives, giving us the life of our dreams, or negatively impact it, creating the stuff of nightmares! Also, our lives are not our own. We are called to do God’s will and, without a proper understanding of what that is, we can disqualify ourselves from fulfilling the thing(s) that God has called us to. There are souls attached to our purpose, let us not end up with blood on our hands due to a lack of basic understanding of everything that this encompasses.

If you are interested in being mentored by a woman of God who knows the word through and through, then Nina is the person for you. Her blog brings scripture to life in a truly meaningful way.

Thanks Nina for sharing your words of wisdom with The Happy Working Mom Tribe.

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