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.

Motherhood is a magnifying glass to our flaws

Motherhood is a magnifying glass to our flaws

The monotony of motherhood is frequently chaotic and the crescendo of needs is often dulling. 
The quietness of certainty is, at times, deafening. 
Motherhood has a way of whittling us down...
What is right before our eyes constantly...
Is our lack.
We see it in the cluster of emotions when we are frustrated by our child’s silly actions.
When the laundry, dishes, dinner, appointments, sports, etc, etc, 
wears down on us.
And in a million other ways...
When we, for a moment, forget who we are and why we are entrusted with such an impossible task...
When we FEEL our lack as a momma.
These are the moments where joy in motherhood is hard to find.
Oh how these moments will catapult us somewhere...
In the silence of our own mind, the doubt in ourselves is ear-splitting.
These doubts will launch us into a whirlwind of insecurity, fear and control...
If we’re not attentive to its purpose.
We must become aware of our insufficiencies...
so we can invite our Maker into them.
The purpose of our lack is to drive us AND our children to the One who IS STRENGTH. 
He is strength to our profound weakness...
He is the only One who can shape those doubts and insufficient abilities as a momma into Godly confidence instead of insecurity....
Safety in His plan instead of being consumed by fear....
Trust and release in His truth of you instead of controlling everything to find security.
He is ENOUGH.
He is enough for your weak moments.
He is enough to feel the chasm we create in our imperfect attempts of parenting.
He is enough to bring good out of our fumbling.
He is what fills us when our thoughts are gripped with ALL that we are NOT.
Invite Him into that space today my friend and let Him catapult you to the beauty He intended to bring out of this. If we allow His truth to fill the space in our minds, He will birth new joy out of the places that have been parched and desolate.

But who do YOU say I am?

But who do YOU say I am?

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