Get ready to get a bit uncomfortable!
One mommy friend of mine drove by my house
just the other day. We had quite a conversation.
clock had stopped ticking and the whole “time-concept” ceased to exist when she blurted
“I think I am
failing as a mom
I am not good
enough for my kids”
Those words sliced through my heart.
If you have you ever said or thought these, then
you are not alone and this is for you.
Truthfully, being a mother can be exhausting and
uncomfortable, many times, and in the midst of the
mundane finding joy may
become hard when we focus
on one word “PERFECT”.
Allow me cool the air around here a bit.
I So Love Being a Mother!
But I am careful not to give the impression of
being a prefect mom. I don’t want to sound all perfect and comfortable.
There is a part of this whole process that moves me
It is that tiny voice that says “You are not good
enough” or “You are failing”.
Perhaps something no one ever told you is
“You are never going to
be a perfect mom”
Yes I agree!
Did I break your heart?
I felt bad for my mommy friend. Her personal
struggles many a mom can relate to.
So guess what I did?
I shared my own shortcomings. I am not perfect and
I am not trying to keep the act together.
Girl friend, I’ve got my own mommy-struggles.
need to shred that unreal expectation of becoming a picture-perfect mom.
You are doing a great job being a mother.
You are working hard enough to be there for your
kids. And that counts for something.
You love your kids; you care for your home. That
too, counts for something.
You are doing the mundane chores; maybe not as smoothly
as you would want but you are doing it anyway. That too, Is Something.
God knows you are going to make mistakes here and
there. But He doesn’t want you dwelling on your failures.
Your kids need to know mommy is also human and not
Your kids need “the real you”, who is vulnerable
yet loving and adorable.
Here are 7 timeless truths every mom should know.
♥ You are not alone
is with you. So when you fall, God will catch you.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
♥ God is perfect, you
. God completes you and fills up your empty spaces.
Your completion is in Him
Your perfection is in Christ
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: Colossians 2:10
♥ Give yourself a break
and lose those impossible standards you have set for yourself
. Those worldly
standards don’t mean a thing. Do what you can, live with love and you can with God.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
♥ Embrace the tiny grace-filled moments of your life rather than dwell on
♥ Drink your daily dose
of grace, one day at a time. Yes! Woohoo! Grace is word I’d love to hear. Soak yourself up with God’s Word.
♥ The other mom isn’t perfect! The mom next door has her own faults and struggles too. Quit all the mommy-wars, competitions and comparisons.
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2Corinthians 10:12
♥ Focus on the gracious gifts God has given you
. Develop, learn and grow at your own pace. Changes, are better when done gradually and consistently.
Don’t tire yourself out trying to be a perfect mom,
desire to be a
Godly Mom instead.
That is what counts…
Embrace God’s perfection for your imperfect life.
Embrace His Strength especially in your moment weakness.
To dig deeper, please read:
The Failing Series
By His Great Grace,
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