First off I want to say a huge thank you. Last months Mom Talk Tuesday topic was sharing your faith with your children. Your support and comments on that post were so appreciated. I pray that it continues to be an impact in the lives of others for months to come.
If you missed it you can read about how we share our faith with our children here.
But that would just be me speaking false words of a false hope. Giving the impression that this is easy and can be done alone.
That is something that simply put, I just don’t believe.
I struggle with having confidence in motherhood on a daily basis.
I can recall nights were my heart would break and I would cry myself to sleep out of a fear that I had “messed them up”. Days that turned into weeks of worrying about the what ifs. Feelings that consumed me in my entirety that I am failing.
Not exactly the picture of confidence.
There are so many places we can turn to to find confidence. So many ways the world says if you do this, you can achieve that.
I have never found any lasting joy or confidence pursuing the hopes & things of this world.
For me being a confident mother isn’t about learning more about my child and how to parent them. It isn’t about reading parenting or self help books. It is beyond loving myself, gaining experience and having a good day or week to boost my esteem. It is more than realizing that I am going to screw up but my children are gracious with me just as I am with them.
I am sure all of these things can and have helped so many during times in their life when they needed help.
But I believe there is still more.
My confidence in being a mom rests completely in Christ.
I find my confidence in Him, not within myself.
I know that every good thing in me is there because of Him.
I find confidence being a mom of two beautiful little girls because I know that Christ gave those girls to me to mother. He picked them special just for me . He knew that I would be exactly what they need just like they are for me.
It was a match made in heaven.
I find confidence in my role as a mom when I look to the cross.
When I think of God’s grace.
And on those days when life gets hard and my confidence is shaken. I look to the one who is unshakable. I think of His grace and mercy that is continually washing over me if I just rely on Christ, not myself. I think of His calling on my life, the calling to be a mom and I mother my girls for His glory not my own.
Through Him my confidence is found.
My prayer for you today is that you would find your confidence in Christ.
“On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
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