FIGHTING TO KNOW JESUS IS RIDDLED WITH JOY AND DIFFICULTY, AS IS MOTHERHOOD. IF WE EMBRACE THIS, IT WILL BRING US TO A PLACE THAT ONLY GOD CAN BRING REST TO AND SUSTAIN US IN. THIS IS WHERE DEEP JOY IS FOUND.

The Seasons of Motherhood

The Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood reflect the beauty of seasons on Earth....

 

We have all felt joy blooming, as new life enters the world. Springtime aroma flooding our attitudes in grace. Joyfully parenting in the way our soul longs, while searching for the new buds and cultivating them in hopes of something beautiful rising.

Summer follows with the constant heat of pressure, activity and business. Going through the motions, just to make it through the day. Patience wearing thin and joy fleeting, as sweat in the midst of a summer run...

The vibrant colors of Autumn leaves falling brings our awareness to the small joys of life. The little things that usually go unnoticed. The fresh fall breeze breathing new joy and perspective into our daily lives...

Winter brings with it a depth of depletion we didn't know existed. As the mundane threatens to steal our warmth and discouragement comes in as a blizzard....

Everything comes down to perspective.

It's not how you look; it's what you see.

It's not how beautiful or challenging the season of life your walking through is in this moment...

It's what you look for in the midst of it...

All seasons of life serve a distinct purpose and combine beautifully to draw our attention to the Maker of the cosmos. 

No season is without hope. 

This is true in Motherhood...

Every difficulty. 

Every joy. 

Every mundane. 

Every fresh breath. 

Every sorrow. 

Every new birth. 

Every depression.

Every. Single. One....

Is an invitation from your Maker to find your souls longing met in Him.

Those feelings in themselves are not wrong and they do not define your success or failure as a mother. 

If we can be honest, to an uncomfortable degree, we have all experienced each of these emotions. 

We are now left to our perspective, alone, to shape it.

Left to ourselves, we will shape these difficult seasons into an island and build a protective wall surrounding us. Projecting strength and beauty in the structure, all the while, hiding the hollowness within.

There is another route to deciphering these seasons though....

As opportunities....

Through the lenses of grace, we can see each season life brings as an opportunity to find the Lord in it.

He is there.

He is waiting to bring the deep satisfaction your souls longs for, in the exact moment and season you are in. 

Even the seasons where you are barren and only have a seed to offer Him... 

He will water it and bring forth fruit beyond measure...

if you trust Him with it. 

When your season in Motherhood is exhausting and you feel discouraged.... 

Continue watering with joy that only an attachment to your Creator can supply. 

There is deep, satisfying, Christ filled joy in every season of life... May you search for it as water in the desert.

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The MESS

The MESS

Do you feel like God is ROBBING you?

Do you feel like God is ROBBING you?