The clock strikes 5:00 and it’s almost time for your husband to be home. The day did not go as planned, the dishes are in the sink, crumbs mixed with peanut butter are scattered on the kitchen floor, the baby is teething and the older children have not finished their lessons plans. As far as dinner is concerned, leftovers are on the menu.
We have all reached this point at one time or another in our days of mommyhood. Days when we would like to pull our hair out…..days when we feel like we are all alone…days when we feel like this will go on forever. From a seasoned mom of almost 17 years, there is good news, there is hope, you are not alone, days like these don’t last forever. This is only a season, one that passes by to quickly.
There is a trick, to moving through these days, to rising above..look for the joy amidst the mess. Capture the smiles of your children’s faces in the memories of your mind, slow down and treasure the times of being a mom. Even the hard, dirty, point of tears days. It’s during these days where perseverance and endurance are developed and lessons of life are taught to little watching eyes.
The key is found in the words of the book of Philippians..
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Strive for contentment in each chapter of your life. Worrying your life away, or wishing things could be this way or that, will get you no where. All it will do is waste away the now moments, the moments of where your at. Find your strength in prayer and give your worries to the Lord. Ask Him to help you during the stressful times. Embrace the times of being a mom, teach your children how to live in plenty and in want, grow their spirits to be steadfast, seeking the Lord’s face.
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