My Motherhood Declaration

By June 13, 2011Get Inspired

I love my children with heart-wrenching imperfection. But I have a death-grip on the truth that He is ever-changing me.

So I will run hard after Him. I will choose to do hard things. I will choose challenge over comfort.

My love, patience and mercy have limits. So I will push those limits. And they will grow, by His grace.

I will not waste my time nurturing my regrets. They are worthless and limiting.

I will recognize my mistakes and declare revolution on my failure, pursuing the only One who gives victory.

Like an athlete who spends years training for that one moment of Olympic glory, I will train my knees to bend and my hands to raise every morning in desperate prayer that my children will fall in love with Him too.

I will fight for their faith until they have faith enough to fight for themselves…and others.

This is my Motherhood Declaration.

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  • Avatar Kristi says:

    Gorgeous family. Inspiring words. Love you bunches!!!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    well said. Love the passion and humility mixed together. “death grip on the truth that He is ever-changing me.” yep. Feel ya sista.

  • Avatar Lori says:

    Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Avatar Lezli says:

    Love it! Thank you for sharing this. Love your picture, too!

  • Avatar Kristy says:

    Love it! So heartfelt… The cry of this mothers heart too!

  • Avatar Payton says:

    Beautiful. What a good “big picture” reminder.

  • Avatar Heidi says:

    Wow, just wow. Exactly what I needed this week.

  • Avatar Darla says:

    ohhh i love this!!! i’ve copied it and replaced your family pic with one of my children then printed it out i am going to read it every morning!! i especially like the line ” i will not waste my time nurturing my regrets. they are worthless and limiting” i tend to do this to myself alot & my children are all over 15 years old… so there are many lessons i am learning now that i wished i had learned many years ago… but i am still their mother and i can still follow this declaration!! i also like the link you sneaked(or is that snuck—ongoing debate with my English teacher daughter!) in to the Compassion kids! again thanks for the motivation & lessons, you are inspiring me to Action!!

    • Avatar Kat says:

      Darla,
      Oh, I’m so glad it encouraged you!

      If you have time, I’d love to hear about some of those lessons that you’re learning now that you wished you’d learned many years ago…

      Have an incredible day!

  • Avatar Stacy says:

    Very motivating post Kat! Full of fire and determination. Love it.

    I like the part about not nurturing regrets too. They just weigh us down. Thanks for pointing us toward the One who gives us victory.

    You have a beautiful family.

  • Avatar Ani says:

    What a beautiful post. Inspiring words to live by!

  • Avatar Jennifer says:

    Wow! I only WISH my heart was at the point where it could spill out words so beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I think I’m going to print this one out, too! 🙂

  • Avatar Lara says:

    Just beautiful. And inspiring. “My love, patience and mercy have limits. So I will push those limits. And they will grow, by His grace.” You writer, you. That sentence is going to stick with me today.

  • Avatar Blair says:

    That is SO GOOD!!!!

  • Beautifully said 🙂

  • Wonderful Words. True and Inspiring! Thank you! Love to hear other mommas pleas for their children to be in love with Christ. I think I will print this out and then write my own pledge and refer to it daily!!

  • Avatar MamaDove says:

    Kat, I LOVE this raw expression of passion and your commitment to growth and change. This too is my heart’s cry and my hope that keeps me getting up again. How amazing to have fellowship with other mothers who are determined to do ‘whatever it takes’ for the sake of our children and His Kingdom.
    Despite what the world daily trumpets, it is actually more than ‘okay’ to lay down our lives…xxx

  • Avatar sarah (shorty) says:

    Awesome.

  • Avatar Kimberly says:

    That was simply beautiful! You have a wonderful way with words!

  • Love this declaration and the humility here…want these things too-to ask for more of Him and less of me. And to beg God to do a great work in all of us as we grow up together.

  • Avatar Angela Smith says:

    AWESOME!! You are truly INSPIRING with what I have learned to call “real women, real life, real faith” being lived out in everyday ways!! I am APPLAUDING YOU & sharing your declaration with EVERYONE I know!!

  • “My love, patience and mercy have limits. So I will push those limits. And they will grow, by His grace.”- I love this, really, really love this!

  • Avatar Gabreial says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for ultimately inspiring me.

  • Avatar Suzanne says:

    This is amazing! So encouraging to this young Momma who is just staying above water! hahaha!

  • Avatar Megan says:

    This just gave me chills.

    Thank you, Kat, for your words. Your blog inspires me to seek His face every day and to be a better mama.

    ~Megan

  • Avatar Carrie says:

    I love this…”I will fight for their faith until they have faith enough to fight for themselves” It’s my motto.