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We all know that marriage and mommyhood is a big balancing act. And I don't feel like I can start a series about that balancing act without first address something really important. You really need to know this so pay close attention.
YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!!
Did you hear me? You are enough. Feelings of failure and comparing yourself to other moms is normal. But God made YOU to be the mother of your children and the wife of your husband. He made YOU to do that job. You are enough.
God planned all this out. He tells us that when he says "I know the plans I have for you" (Jeremiah 29:11). Now I agree that sometimes his plan makes no sense to me at all. But his plan did include the kiddos and hubby that you have around you. And he is always with you. He never leaves your side. So talk to him, plead with him, cry out to him- he is always listening.
If you walked in my house right now you would find dishes in the sink, toys all over the floor, and lots of laundry around. Also a couple of kids' rooms that look like tornados hit too. But you will also find two kids doing school work and a 3 year old sitting in my lap. That's where my priority right this second. The house will get cleaned eventually. My children need me right now. Is this always the case- absolutely not. Some days you will find me hiding in my closet crying because I just can't take it anymore or because I just "know" that I am not doing a good enough job. Then I straighten up and remind myself that I am enough. I am doing a good job. I am doing what God created me to do.
Now listen because this next thing I am going to tell you will be hard. You have to stop comparing yourself to other wives and mothers. Don't lie- you know you do it. You want to know a secret- those moms are just as messed up as you about their kids and their marriage. And you would be surprised how many of them are comparing themselves to you.
So put the phrase "I am enough" on repeat. Repeat it all day. So what if you have mommy or wife failure today. You have a do over day tomorrow. Apologize and move on. More than likely it was only a failure in your eyes. You've got this. I promise. Because YOU ARE ENOUGH!
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