For When You’re Feeling Like the World’s Worst Mom. . .
Because this is where I’ve been the last couple of days.
And sweet friends, I don’t know if any of you have been there before. But if you have I want to encourage you.
Because when you feel like the world’s worst mom your life might look something like this:
- You might yell at your toddler even though they were just trying to be helpful
- You might realize your child has been wearing the exact same outfit for the last 4 days and you haven’t really seen a need to change them
- You might forget to give your child money for lunch/ a treat/ movie or some other outing and now they have to bum food off of their friend/teacher/anyone willing to share
- You might feed your kids cereal, or worse Ramen Noodles for dinner
- You might forgot to sign a form/note/something that required your signature and now your kid has detention
- Your teenager might have been suspended/expelled/or in some other kind of “trouble” and it’s BAD
- Your heart might just hurt so bad because your child has wandered so far from the path and you wonder if they’ll ever come back that you can hardly stand it
When you’re the world’s worst mom
You’re so low that there’s nowhere for you to look but upwards.
And you wonder how you got here. How it got to be so hard to be a mom in this world.
And maybe you wonder why you keep feeling like you’re missing something or why you just can’t seem to fit in or just get it right.
And then maybe you remember. . .
That you Mother, are not of this world but that He has chosen you for this task.
That although you are being called to be a mother in this world, this is not your home.
When you’re the world’s worst mom. . .
You become OK with not pleasing the world or living up to its standards because you know you never will and frankly don’t really want to anyway.
You acknowledge that’s you’ve done many things wrong and look to the One who sets all things right.
When you’re the world’s worst mom. . .
You are free to be God’s best mom.
And when you’re God’s best mom you know He can move mountains.
When you’re God’s best mom you know that what matters is the eternal and not this world or its standards and expectations.
You know that God gave your child a mind of his/her own and that they might stray.
And God understands your mama heart oh so well because His beloved ones also stray.
But you also know that despite your flaws and imperfections you have loved your child and that is the most important thing.
And you know that not only your child but YOU too were wonderfully and perfectly made and God doesn’t make mistakes so He knew you’d be the best mama for your precious one(s).
And you can be sure that if you have taught them the way they should go, you can trust that God will take care of the rest.
Because you have shown them the map and they can get back on track when they decide to return. And you have HOPE and expect that they will return.
Because you know that above your own dreams for your child that God has a plan and a purpose for his/her life the He WILL see through to completion.
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6
And so be encouraged sweet moms, that even when you might be feeling like the World’s Worst Mom. . . it’s really OK because then you can be God’s Best Mom.
With all my love,
Beautiful and so very encouraging!
Thank you Elizabeth! You are such a sweet and encouraging friend. Blessings!
Oh friend, this is beautiful. I make mistakes every day. I often fell like the world’s worst mom. So thankful for God’s forgiveness and grace!
Barbie, thank you so much for stopping by sweet friend. Yes, SO thankful for forgiveness and grace! xo
love – “When you’re the world’s worst mom. . .You are free to be God’s best mom.”
Stacey, thank you so much for stopping by and reading my words/heart. Blessings to you!
So true! Thank you for the encouragement today! Found you at Fellowship Friday!
Zohary, thanks for writing this. It really speaks to me about so many things lately. Our family has been enduring such stress with the illness of my MIL that I find the stress bubbling over into my parenting. Your words really ministered to my heart. Thank you for that. 🙂
Rosann, thanks so much for your comment. I am so happy you were blessed by my works. Praying for you and your family. Blessings!