As a mom do you ever feel like you’re doing it all wrong?
This happens to me nearly on a daily basis. As I struggle to raise Godly children, I find myself constantly crying out to Jesus to stand in the gap for me as I try to do this parenting thing in all the right ways. I quote my sweet sister-in-law a lot. Something she said to me one day while I was desperately listening and soaking up her calm wisdom sticks out in my mind as I battle with my own thoughts and desires as a mom –
Heaven, not Harvard.
How right she is. It’s a matter of having a heavenly perspective. Each day raising children who are now teens has produced a sort of death in me that has been for my good. I realize that I am NOT in control. Sure, I can control the little things, but the choices my young people make are ultimately theirs. And I have to be content knowing God has them. He loves them with a fierceness I cannot fathom. It’s hard to imagine. But it is true.
So, moms, I encourage you today to continue lifting up your kids in prayer. Have faith that your prayers are being heard and that your anxieties over their lives and choices can only hinder. God’s got this, my friend. Knowing this – I mean really knowing this – brings a peace over me that gets me through the tough moments that inevitably come with being a mom to the beautiful people I am doing my best to see through this world and into God’s hands.
Happy Mother’s Day, friends!
Check out these 3 sweet Mother’s Day encouragements from people who inspire me to be a better mom. I hope they inspire you, too.
Happy Mother’s Day from Mark Gregston – Mark Gregston encourages mom’s who think they are not really having an impact on their children.
Mother’s Day Video from Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk as well as a free app developed just for moms, here.
And, of course, one of my favorite Christian writers and speakers, Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries. I have referred to these 2 posts more times than I can count. 10 Prayers For Your Daughter and 10 Prayers For Your Son.