This post is for the discouraged mom who had a rough day with the kids and feels frustrated with herself. Please know I understand. It’s the rough days that help us remember that we can’t do it without God.
At this very moment as I write this post, I’m struggling with my own inner battles of not being a good enough mom to my kids. I get angry way too much. I can’t keep my promises to them. I don’t have enough energy to do all that I want to do. I’m not patient enough. I feel like I have nothing left in me to give. And I know that is not true. But I’m tired. Negative thoughts get carried away. It’s moments like this that we have to take our thoughts captive and give them to God.
Please God fill our minds with your thoughts and truth. Show us our hearts and lead us not into temptation and deliver us from the evil one. Forgive us of our sins.
We try so hard to do everything right and we fail. We are so mean to ourselves and we have very little grace. For some reason we think we are a better person if we don’t make any mistakes. This is so unrealistic and unfair. There are some nights we feel that we have nothing to give and we stumble in our self pity party way too long. The devil loves to knock us down under the rug and make us believe we are fruitless.
We know that this is a lie. For God has filled all of us with gifts and talents to serve others with. May we serve as an act of worship!
It’s hard to always have it all together. Where did we ever get the idea that we need to be on top of it all the time? Is there a mom out there who does things perfect every second of the day?
Where does this idea of having to be perfect come from? We are called to serve others in love not in perfection.
Do we get it from comparing ourselves to others? Or do we have expectations of ourselves that are impossible to fulfill? Do we dislike who we are so much that we have to re-create our self?
Christ is molding us and making us more like Him. Because somewhere in our life we forgot who we are and instead we got caught up in a world where we are tempted to follow artificial gods and be like them.
I don’t believe that we come up short to God. He knows that there are cracks in our life and we miss the mark all the time. It’s to be expected as a human. But we are more then human. We are spiritual beings with the spirit of God living in us. It’s this that makes one good enough.
When we grab the fullness of who we are. We can be all that we are. And that my friend is a beautiful thing!! No more do we have to strive to do things perfectly.
Entrance into heaven is not about passing or failing. It’s all about accepting that Jesus Christ is our Savior. He has saved us from our own harsh judgment. We are so hard on ourselves.
God shows us how to live life to the fullest and He promises us His spirit. He knew we were going to mess up and He gave us Jesus to pay the price for our sins.
We have two different roads in life we can take. The road less traveled has signs to remind us that we are enough because of Christ’s resurrection.
The other road is filled with advertisements enticing us to do better. This road throws stones at us. Reminding us that we don’t measure up. And we never will.
I’d like to invite you to read the rest of my post over at Groovy Mamma’s Couch. It’s about the road less traveled.
Please check out my post The Road Less Traveled