#MOMGUILT is a real phenomenon y’all, like mom brain. Maybe the two are even related..lol. I defintley suffer with both. I struggle with mom guilt, almost on a daily basis. I start the day wanting to do everything right and not lose my patience or yell at the kids, but I usually lose that battle within the first 2 hours of being awake, in the midst of the chaotic morning hustle to get everyone out the doors on time. Then finally everyone is gone and it’s quiet, all that is left is me and my mom guilt.
My mom guilt reminds me that I have failed, again. My mom guilt makes me wish I was a better mom, a more patient and organized mom. My mom guilt tells me that I may have scarred my kids or maybe passing on my anger problem to them. My mom guilt tells me that I probably won’t have a good relationship with them now, because I am totally messing up this mom gig, on a daily basis. My mom guilt tells me that I can’t even go to God because he just saw my selfish, impatient, mean side.. and to my own little, precious children that He gifted me with, to steward and raise up in the fear of God.
Listen, if you can relate with me and you know what this #momguilt thing is like, I want to tell you a truth today: #MOMGUILT is a lie. The devil is trying to keep you bound up with worries that you won’t measure up and and fear that you will fail. The devil wants to limit your influence on your kids so you won’t live out your purpose in impacting the next generation. The devil is a liar and he uses #momguilt to keep us feeling condemned.
Here is the truth:
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9
We are not perfect parents, we all need grace. We especially need God’s grace when we feel this #momguilt taking over our mind and our day. Don’t let the devil tell you that you aren’t worthy or good enough to go to God, because then you are believing the lie that it is your works that make you worthy. It is because you are a good mom and do good things that you can enter God’s presence! NO! It is not your works. Isn’t that great news? So take the pressure off your shoulders and embrace His grace. Press into His presence boldly and take hold of the gift of grace He offers you freely.
Recently I got this bracelet from www.dosesofgrace.com to remind me of this truth. So when I am hanging my head down in shame and my eyes begin to well up with tears of disappointment and frustration because of mom guilt, I look at this bracelet and it reminds me that God’s amazing grace that saved me is enough even when I am not. So I run to Him, because His grace covers me and gives me strength to be the mom I need to be for my children.
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
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