Do you ever call yourself that? You are a failure at being a wife, a failure at being a mother and so on?
It seems more and more, I fail at something. All I ever seem to get done is work and school but I am unable to get anything done at home. I am never home enough to do anything.
However, things always need to be done. Dishes need to be done, laundry needs to be washed, schooling needs to be done and the house needs cleaned. As mothers, we tend to put so much on our plates that we will feel like failures because we can never get everything done. I know I do this more and more and it makes me feel worse and worse. I put too much on my plate and I know I cannot get it all done.
As mothers, we need to take a step back and think: "Can I do it all myself?" "Should I ask for help?"
As we take a step back and look at our long list, we need to realize that we especially cannot do it all without Christ. We need to take at least 5 minutes out of our time in the mornings before we start our day and just spend that time with God. Do it before the kids are up so it can be more peaceful.
God says in Phillipians 4:13: "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
We can do all things through Him. He is there for us even when it seems like noone else is. He will give us strength to make it through the day.
The Bible also tells us in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 "But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
We are weak but we can be strong in Christ.
I have many weaknesses. I seem to always pile my list a mile long and I never ask for help. I want to be able to do it all: work, clean the house, do the dishes, do the laundry, etc. I am very independent but I know I need help. When life throws me a curveball, I just ball and feel like giving up but I know that everything will be okay with God. As long as I have God in my life and all of my family and loving friends, I can make it through.
What are your weaknesses?
Are you trusting God today to get you through your day and the mile long list you have?
Trust him today and you can make it through!!