Friends, today I would like to ask you these questions:
What at are some frequent thoughts we have about ourselves as mothers and wives? Are we giving ourselves the same encouraging words that we give so easily to others?
I find myself at the end of a hard mommy day rehearsing tough moments I’ve had with my kids. Reminding myself of how I screwed up, and how I wish I did things differently.
Why do we do this so often? Why are we usually the worse critics of ourselves? Why not tell ourselves that at the end of the day, we are good moms? Why not give ourselves the grace we freely give to our children and husbands?
My friend at my mops table told me that this is the enemy’s scheme. He likes to whispers lies in my ears. He wants me to believe those lies about myself.
But they are just…lies.
It is so easy for us to give our mom friends grace when we saw that they’ve struggled as a wife and mothers. Like lashing out on their kiddos in the heat of the moment, or being too tired to stop what we are doing to pay attention to our spouses as they talk about their troubles when they come back from a stressful working day.
These are things we’ve all struggled with. Because we have so many demands as mothers, I think we need to cut ourselves some slack often. But it’s easier said than done.
We aren’t sleeping well and sometimes neglect ourselves, so we don’t eat well and then some.
So I pray that God will speak to me when I’m feeling low. I pray for Him to help me feel that grace I give so freely to my mom friends, and to tell me that I’m doing a good job, that He has got me. Finally, I hope I always believe this truth with confidence, that is with His blessing, I’ve got this job as a mother.
I pray the same for you, friend.
I hope you always recognize His mercy and grace so that you will be encouraged as a wife and mother. I hope you forever remember that in Him all things are possible!
“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”