“Most of the time pride and humility play a tug-of-war inside of us. Pride believes “I can do it myself,” and humility says, “I can’t do this without you, God.” –Jill Savage, NO MORE PERFECT MOMS
As moms, we’re used to days full of multi-tasking. We spend our minutes trying to accomplish as much as possible before the next interruption. Sometimes it’s easy to think we can do it all.
Then, out of nowhere, we’re hit with a day where everything seems to go wrong. The car won’t start. The kids’ whining increases exponentially. It’s cold. The house is a mess. We don’t have the energy to do anything.
When the bad days hit, our weaknesses seem to slap us in the face. This is when we’re more likely to admit we can’t do this mothering thing alone. The truth is, to be effective moms we need to depend on the only perfect parent there is, our Heavenly Father. The bad days aren’t fun, but they help us see this truth more clearly. The challenge is remembering to depend on Him on the days when everything is going right.
Challenge: If today has been “one of those days,” take a minute to thank God for the hard stuff. Thank Him that He can shine His light through the broken places in your life. If today has been full of accomplishments, thank God for the energy and focus needed to get things done.
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:16-17