It’s tough when you are pregnant and dealing with nausea, pain and every other pregnancy symptom in the book.
It’s tough not worrying about that little life inside your womb for nine months. With all the things that could go wrong. you have to put that worry into God’s hands.
It’s tough when you bring that newborn home and aren’t really sure what to do next.
It’s tough when you’re feeding a newborn all through the night and can’t remember what a good nights sleep feels like.
It’s tough when your baby gets sick. You wish so bad that you could take the sickness away for them, but you can’t.
It’s tough when your toddler becomes defiant, throws tantrums and tells you no. Figuring out the right way to discipline is hard.
It’s tough when you are potty training and become convinced your child will be in diapers til he is at least 25.
It’s tough when your toddler sleeps 12 hours at night and all of the sudden is waking you up at 6 am every morning because “the sky is awake so I am awake.” Thank you Frozen…
Being a mom is tough…
But it’s also amazing, fun, rewarding and the most fulfilling experience of my life.
Like most moms, there are times in this adventure of motherhood, where I feel like I am doing everything wrong. That I must be the worst mother ever known to man. That I can’t possibly be doing anything right. I begin to question everything: Am I spending enough time with my child? Am I talking to him enough about our Lord and Savior? Am I making the right choices with discipline?
Sometimes it seems like I am stuck in survival mode!
I don’t have to be defined as one barely hanging on in survival mode. I can be a mom who thrives and lives and loves the great adventure I’ve been called to. -Lysa TerKeurst
This epic adventure that we are on was given to us by our God. He called each of us to these specific children. He gave them to us.
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Do I want my children to remember me as the mom who always was anxious, frantic and crazy as she strived to be the perfect pinterest worthy mother? Or do I want them to remember me by the way I loved on them, the way I spent time with them, the way I taught them about Jesus? What kind of legacy do I want to leave with these sweet children that will one day grow, leave the nest and start a family of their own?
Sweet momma, if you are feeling like you are in survival mode, you aren’t alone. There are so many mommas that are feeling this way.
You aren’t alone! God is with you every step of the way through the good and the bad.
With God, I’m never a bad mom. I might be having a bad moment…or two…or seventeen, but a few bad moments do not define me as a bad mom. God’s grace is there to cover me. Teach me. And even in the middle of a bad moment, interrupt me, redirect me, and change me. Forgiveness is there. Love is there. A second chance is there. And another one after that. -Lysa
Satan loves it when we are in survival mode because those are the times we are especially vulnerable. He will point out our flaws to us and make us dwell on them. In those moments, call out to Christ! Allow Him to guide you in this adventure we call motherhood! We may have bad moments, but we are not defined by them.
Anything I do right as a mom is because of my constant dialogues with God. Anything I do wrong as a mom is because of trying to do things in my own strength. -Lysa
Do you feel like you are stuck in survival mode?