In today’s episode I am joined by my friend from Christian Parenting.org, author and host of the Pardon the Mess podcast, Cynthia Yanof, and we are here to take on a very important lie the enemy speaks to the hearts of every single Mom - and quite frankly, every single woman regardless of your parenting status.
The lie is: I Am Not Enough
When I surveyed my readers and listeners in preparing for this podcast series, this lie was by far the one I heard most. It is a lie that gets us right where we are weak and vulnerable because, let’s face it, we struggled with this lie before we were moms, before we were wives, and even before we were grown!
There is a reason why this lie is so common and so effective and today, Cynthia and I are going to tackle this lie head on and give you some practical advice, scripture to lean into and share some real life battle scars of our own as we continue facing this lie in our own lives.
Get ready, sister. This conversation will have you laughing and shouting “me too” as you listen but it will also give you the tools you need to defeat this lie in your own life.
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The enemy tailor makes the lies he speaks to us
If we realize his motives, we can get angry in a healthy way and stand against his lies
Two ways we respond to his lies:
Paralysis - we step out
Step in too much - we chase after things that aren’t necessarily God’s plan for our kids
Find perfect peace in God’s sovereignty over your parenting
Our best parenting comes when we are chasing after the Lord
“Don’t be afraid of failing. Be afraid of succeeding at the wrong things.” - Francis Chan
Why do we agree with the enemy’s lies?
We feel overlooked
1 John 2:20
I’m not overlooked - I’m anointed
We feel disqualified
Know how to repent and know your identity
We don’t have to have this idea that we should have already achieved this perfection as a mom, as soon as we become a mom.
Let’s not compare, let’s model after.
Guard who you allow to speak into your parenting
Everyone has an opinion - that’s overwhelming and that starts a comparison game.
Don’t reject teachable moments because you are threatened by another’s perceived perfection.
Esther 4:14 - “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”
If our impact wasn’t significant, the enemy wouldn’t go after it.
Wherever you are feeling “not good enough” - remember, He is raising up good in those places
Sit in God’s Word and sit in the truth of your anointing