45 min

Lies Good Moms Believe: "Someone Else Can Do A Better Job Than Me" with Becky Keife The Love Where You Are Podcast

    • Christianity

We are in a series called Lies Good Moms Believe and today we are taking on the lie: “someone else could do a better job than me”.

This was a topic that came about as a result of a survey I did with my readers and listeners and this lie was one that really stood out to me, because, as I got to thinking about it, I believe is an unspoken battle for many moms, right? 

This lie speaks shame, failure, inadequacy and a questioning of God’s sovereignty - ultimately, to agree with this lie is to confess out loud that we don’t believe that God got it right when He made us the mother of our kids...and what a dangerous lie to agree with!

In today’s episode we are taking on this lie and joining me in this discussion, is Author, speaker and Community Manager for Dayspring’s (in)courage - Becky Keife! 

Becky is the author of multiple books and Bible studies including, “No Better Mom for the Job” and her latest release: The Simple Difference.

Get ready for some honest talk from two Mamas just doing our best and trusting God to do the rest!

Connect with Somer on Instagram, Facebook and Sign up for this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide!

Connect with Becky on Instagram and at beckykeife.com and check out her books: No Better Mom for the Job and The Simple Difference!

SHOW NOTES:

Because we care so much, we are faced with our own inadequacies

Today we have an extra layer of struggle living in the social media age where we see a highlight reel of other people’s lives

Sometimes we don’t realize we are living under this blanket of inadequacy and shame

Learn to study your child and yourself and set boundaries that set you up for success

I’m going to fail my child

I’m not going to be what they need

What if what I have to give is not enough for what is needed?

When we’re stuck in this lie, we are stuck in our own lack. When we are focused on our lack we are not looking to rely on God’s power and that’s what the enemy stands to gain by convincing us this (lie) is true.

Deuteronomy 31:8

We need to be fully reliant on God in order to steward these lives well.

Do I trust God or do I believe He made a mistake in pairing me and my sons together?

Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean I’m doing it wrong

Just because I feel like I’m not cut out for it doesn’t mean God made a mistake - there is a plan and a purpose for this journey.

As I am helping my kids grow up, God is helping me grow too.

God is going to use your relationship with your kids as an opportunity for your own growth


Be honest with God. He can handle your doubts, your pain, your frustration, your fears. As women, we often don’t realize how much we are holding in. Journal, go on walks, get it out in order to be able to hold more.
Philippians 1:6 - the One who began a good work in you...Friend, your story is not over - God is continuing to do a good work in you!

We are in a series called Lies Good Moms Believe and today we are taking on the lie: “someone else could do a better job than me”.

This was a topic that came about as a result of a survey I did with my readers and listeners and this lie was one that really stood out to me, because, as I got to thinking about it, I believe is an unspoken battle for many moms, right? 

This lie speaks shame, failure, inadequacy and a questioning of God’s sovereignty - ultimately, to agree with this lie is to confess out loud that we don’t believe that God got it right when He made us the mother of our kids...and what a dangerous lie to agree with!

In today’s episode we are taking on this lie and joining me in this discussion, is Author, speaker and Community Manager for Dayspring’s (in)courage - Becky Keife! 

Becky is the author of multiple books and Bible studies including, “No Better Mom for the Job” and her latest release: The Simple Difference.

Get ready for some honest talk from two Mamas just doing our best and trusting God to do the rest!

Connect with Somer on Instagram, Facebook and Sign up for this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide!

Connect with Becky on Instagram and at beckykeife.com and check out her books: No Better Mom for the Job and The Simple Difference!

SHOW NOTES:

Because we care so much, we are faced with our own inadequacies

Today we have an extra layer of struggle living in the social media age where we see a highlight reel of other people’s lives

Sometimes we don’t realize we are living under this blanket of inadequacy and shame

Learn to study your child and yourself and set boundaries that set you up for success

I’m going to fail my child

I’m not going to be what they need

What if what I have to give is not enough for what is needed?

When we’re stuck in this lie, we are stuck in our own lack. When we are focused on our lack we are not looking to rely on God’s power and that’s what the enemy stands to gain by convincing us this (lie) is true.

Deuteronomy 31:8

We need to be fully reliant on God in order to steward these lives well.

Do I trust God or do I believe He made a mistake in pairing me and my sons together?

Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean I’m doing it wrong

Just because I feel like I’m not cut out for it doesn’t mean God made a mistake - there is a plan and a purpose for this journey.

As I am helping my kids grow up, God is helping me grow too.

God is going to use your relationship with your kids as an opportunity for your own growth


Be honest with God. He can handle your doubts, your pain, your frustration, your fears. As women, we often don’t realize how much we are holding in. Journal, go on walks, get it out in order to be able to hold more.
Philippians 1:6 - the One who began a good work in you...Friend, your story is not over - God is continuing to do a good work in you!

45 min