They have been in time out, spankings have been given, you have yelled, you have talked to try to understand and help them find a solution, and there have been so many conversations on why we must be kind to one another….
And yet, it feels like it’s just getting worse.
You are tired.
Part of you wants to reach out to someone and cry about how hard this feels right now, and receive some kind of help. An encouraging word, a tip, maybe even a little break in order to start fresh.
But then you convince yourself that your problems are too small to really matter. Every mom has to deal with these kinds of attitudes from time to time, so you just need to suck it up.
So you try…
You work to muster up the strength to keep on trying as the feeling of loneliness wraps itself around you.
…and you start to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of confusion, discouragement, and chaos.
But what if that was a lie?
What if your struggles do matter – no matter how big or how small you may think they are?
What if you fully believed that and decided to seek out a trusted friend or find someone who you could talk to about the struggles that you face in the day to day of motherhood?
What if you could change the story in your mind from – “I’m not worthy, my struggles are too small to matter,” to “I have been created to love and to be loved. My struggles are not unique to me. Reaching out for help or advice is not a burden to others.”
When you change that story, you are making a decision to take action in changing your perception about yourself.
Your perception of yourself affects you and how you respond to your struggles.
…and determines how and if you move forward vs staying stuck. It’s the baseline for moving forward through those struggles that you face.
In Fuel Your Faith Foundation, we start with forming that baseline to develop that awareness for where you are and what may be pulling you down, so that you can know what it is that you need to work through in order to move forward.
In Ephesians 1:4 we read, “as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love…”
God chose you.
And in doing so says, you are worthy.
So it is time to change your perception of yourself, and believe that you are worthy of the peace and hope that you want in your life, through Christ Jesus.
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