I’m joining in for 5 Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama today. Here goes…
Motherhood should come with...
Sleep coupons, mind-reading capabilities, endless reserves of patience, wisdom beyond our years, a flowing fountain of encouragement…endless grace. The list could go on forever.
As I started making my list, I realized something. I have every single one of these things at my disposal.
The best rest I could ever find is in the Lord. And I am amazed time and time again at how He has enabled me to function when my body was beyond exhausted.
The fruit of the Spirit provides all the patience (and other virtues) I will ever need as a mother.
His Word reminds us that He will give wisdom to any who ask freely. I just have to ask, and He is faithful every time.
When I turn my focus to Him, He brings the encouragement and strength I need for each day.
He gives all the grace I will ever need, and He reminds me to give grace to my children.
So why is motherhood such a challenge? Perhaps it’s because I often try to do it in my own strength, relying on my own resources rather than the One who is my true Source. In and of myself I will never be enough. I wasn’t intended to be.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
This post is linked to The Gypsy Mama’s 5-Minute Friday