When you finally Learn that a Person’s Behavior has more to do with Their Own Internal Struggle than it ever did with you… You Learn Grace.
Struggles in Life Makes You Strong
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
The Reason We Struggle
What’s Inside? & Now That’s Funny Video
Encouraging Words: God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a gift for your faithfulness. Don’t Give Up!
Now That’s Funny – Yoga Pants
Ever wondered what’s inside a Wasp Nest?
This family cut this GIANT one in half!! Crazy!
They bought it on Ebay and it is huge!
Kind of gross honestly but Awesome at the same time!
It is truly a common struggle. We “good” mothers tend to give all our best to our children, seldom leaving time for ourselves, much less God. However, regardless of our children’s ages or stages, God always demands first place in our hearts. He wants you and me to honor Him more than we honor anyone else. This is a fine line, because mothering our children well is a way we honor God.
My children — idols? Your children — idols? It seems almost ludicrous to refer to them that way, yet that is exactly what they become when we honor them more than God. Consider these questions:
- Do you ever break away from your children — no matter their ages — and spend time alone with God?
- Do you intentionally communicate with Him as much as you do with your kids?
- Do you regularly focus on getting more of God instead of getting more for your kids?
- Do your kids see you read your Bible as much as they see you watch TV?
You can’t be legalistic and ignore reality but you can be intentional in your pursuit of God. Nothing will make your home radiate more than His presence. Nothing will enhance your children’s development more than having a mother who really knows God. And nothing will make you better mother than giving God first place in your life.