I often say that I’m not good at this mothering thing because I’m not a patient person. I find myself saying this more than I should. I tell myself over and over until I really do believe it. The truth is, that’s a lie straight from Satan. There’s a saying I heard coming up as a child, if you say it enough then you will believe it. So…
What lies are you believing?
Satan wants us to believe whatever lie that hinders our ability to walk out our calling. It’s true that I’m not a patient person. I like to see the results right then, right now. I don’t like to wait for the day I will see the fruit of my labor when it comes to parenting (or exercising, writing,etc.). I want to see it now, like yesterday. So though I’m not a patient person that doesn’t make me a bad mother.
Maybe He made me a mom to help me become more patient.
That’s definitely something to think about. Our children can bring out so much in us that we didn’t know was lying dormant (so can our husbands for that matter). If we never are challenged in life then how do we know what our weaknesses are? Whether it’s not being patient or not being affectionate, we all have struggles in parenting and they don’t make us a bad parent. They make us flawed humans whom the Father wants to help.
If you feel you just aren’t cut out for being a Mother because of this or that, may be you should ask why you feel that way. Ask what makes you feel like a bad mother? When you are alone and think about the day, what makes you sigh in regret? That is the thing to conquer. It isn’t a trait you have to live with forever. The Father can help you and He will.
All people and situations are in our live to help reshape us back into His image. Don’t reject it, embrace it. Our husband and children can be the biggest tool He uses in the refining process. Cause we’re all just clay on the Potter’s wheel being made into something beautiful.
Father, thank You for being so merciful towards us. Thank You for loving us too much to leave us as we are found. Thank You for pushing our limits to reveal our weakness. We want to be the best Mom that You desire. Help us to see our flaws as the opportunity to call on You and to grow to who You want us to be. Our flaws do not define us, but they can refine us if we will allow them too. Continue to open our eyes to our weakness so we can allow You to be strong through us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.