You know, I find myself feeling so deeply for today’s mother. Her challenges in managing a 21st century household are unprecedented. Insistent demands seem to multiply like rabbits, and activities squeeze their way into already overflowing calendars. While she ramps up to coordinate the demands of the day, her own soul starves for nourishment and rest.
I believe that mothers possess the world’s best, most influential profession. However, rarely do we benefit from a 360-job review to objectively access our strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and flaws. Too often, our major assessment tool tends to be introspection, and that never works, does it?
So, Mom, to replenish and move forward with confidence and freedom, I invite you to pour a cup of coffee, find a quiet corner, and hold a conversation with yourself to reflect on Seven I Will’s of Grace.
Seven I Will’s of Grace for Today’s Busy Mom
1. I will move forward with confidence and freedom in my own shoes, and quit comparing myself to other mothers.
2. I will resist thinking so much about my children’s future that I miss their present.
3. I will refuse to criticize my children’s dad.
4. I will release my unrealistic goal of trying to be a perfect mother, and focus on being a loving mother.
5. I will bring God more and more into every equation, situation, decision, and crisis.
6. I will accept God’s forgiveness for my past mistakes and move forward with His Holy Spirit’s equipping.
7. I will celebrate—like never—before the awesome privilege of being a woman of influence as I invest in the lives of the next generation.
Happy, Blessed Grace-Filled Mother’s Day!
Living With Eternal Intentionality®
From the list above, which I Will draws your heart like a magnet to the truth it contains?
What do you think is God’s view of you as a mother?
How does your answer match with the words of Jeremiah 31:3?
I have love you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
… He gently leads those who are with young.
On this Mother’s Day, will you give yourself the blessed gift of grace? (He does.)