As busy Moms, we often find ourselves in a survival mindset rather than a growth mindset. We have good intentions to plant those good seeds and cultivate fertile soil in the hearts of our children and within ourselves, yet too often we despise seasons of growth as we seek quick fixes and fast results.
The enemy waits to plant lies into our minds that we are responsible for every aspect of growth in our children’s lives and if we don’t see it, we must be doing something wrong.
Through this honest discussion today, author Sarah Philpott is going to share practical tips and Biblical encouragement as it relates to the growth journey.
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We are trying to quick solve our issues instead of trusting the Lord
The lie the growth must happen quickly comes when we as mothers think we are in control when really we are not. We are caretakers of these children’s lives.
The greater challenge of motherhood is the release and the understanding the role of stewardship rather than control.
We want quick fixes and we don’t like when things are uncomfortable.
We have to realize that we are doing is so important and we will see the growth
I do believe that the enemy tries to steal our joy throughout motherhood when we just need to be able to realize that our work is important.
We have to be able to see our trials as opportunities for growth
If we believe these lies, we are going to just wallow in this pit of despair
You can deliver a sucker punch to the enemy when you choose joy
Our kids are not problems to be solved or issues to be fixed. They are lives to steward.
“This is the day the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24
Stop and look around you and find what is joyful.
We are going to be such better mothers when we abide.
When the enemy tries to whisper those lies, redirect your mind and say: “No! I am a good mother. I am loving my children. I am a child of God.”
Give yourself a checklist that you know you can accomplish
As moms, we are part of this planting and watering but ultimately it is God who gives the growth and we can rest assured, we can have that faith that God is in all of this and it is all going to be ok.