How To Be a Victorious Mom

Katie Orr

I’ve been feeling quite a bit like a defeated mother lately.

Failure is my reality. Discouragement lingers. Condemnation hangs.

Truth is the only thing that can pull me out of the pit. Truth is what takes me from a defeated mom to a victorious mom.

The truth is, though I stumble, God is pleased with me.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2 ESV)

I can’t get enough of Romans 8. I am not condemned. I am set free. The Spirit of God dwells in me.

And there is so much more.

Today, I choose to cling to the truth that I am not condemned. The chains of my sin are gone. Though I still trip over them, no more are they attached to my wrists. I have a choice to live in freedom.

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So I choose today to live as a victorious mom. Not a guilty mom. Not a burdened mom. A mom who is free to love, care for, and enjoy her precious children.

We are more than conquerors
through him who loved us so.
The Christ who dwells within us
is the greatest power we know.

He will fight beside us
tho’ the enemy is great.
Who can stand against us?
He’s the captain of our fate.

Then we will conquer never fear
so let the battle rage.
He has promised to be near
until the end of the age.

FOREVER.

We are more than conquerors
through him who loved us so.
The Christ who dwells within us
is the greatest power we know.

-Unknown hymn I grew up singing.

Let’s be victorious moms today. Lord, enable us today to walk in the freedom you have provided for us!

Are you feeling condemned today? What truths do you cling to when you are tempted to live as a defeated mom? I hope you’ll share with me. I could use some encouragement today.

 

About Katie 
HelloMornings Director

Grace-clinger. Truth-speaker.Pastor’s wife. Mommy of three. Auburn fan. Loves to equip others to walk with the Lord for a lifetime.

Learn more about Katie on her website KatieOrr.me. Follow her on Twitter.

Comments

  1. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

    That is the truth I cling to. I get that defeat and despair feeling whenever I do something wrong, or something I should’ve done differently with my children. Those moments I break because I’m not truly walking in the Spirit. This verse reminds me I can come to Him and repent, ask my children to forgive me, and start again fresh and new…my kids are inspired by this, too, because I can see the same condemned attitudes in them at times. I remind them that they, too, can be washed new. Christ is the only one who can truly make us free!

  2. Just do the next thing – there are days when I need to keep my eyes on the Lord and each time I finish a task I ask, Lord, show me the next thing You want me to do.

    Somehow I can make it through another tough day – one step at a time, keeping my eyes on My Lord and Savior.

  3. Amen, the Truth – God’s living word – sets us free! I’ve been experiencing this lately, as guilt and lies try to consume me. Never a good feeling. But to feel those lies melt away as I meditate on truth and then spin that truth on repeat until I believe the truth is so freeing. I remind myself that God is familiar with all of my ways (Psalm 139:3b). He knows me so deeply, and He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ (Philippians 1:6). Thanks for your words Katie, praying for your day!

  4. I love reading Psalms, it seems to alwayd apply just as we need them to.

    The Lord shows us how we should live, and he is pleased when he sees people living that way. If they stumble, they will not fall, because the Lord reaches out to steady them. (Psalms 37:23, 24 ERV)

  5. I have been studying a part of this on my own; we are free from sin…there is no condemnation. That is very powerful and something that I think has been left out in years past. I love the way you worded it, “Today, I choose to cling to the truth that I am not condemned. The chains of my sin are gone. Though I still trip over them, no more are they attached to my wrists. I have a choice to live in freedom.” That is AWESOME. I accept that and choose to cling to that too!

  6. I’ve so been there too, Katie! I often cling to 2 Corinthians 9:8 – that *He* is able to make all grace abound to us. He can more than make up for where I fall short.

    I also often think about what my husband told me after a particularly hard day. He said, “It’s not about the mom you were today, it’s about the mom you’re fighting to be…” That always inspires me to keep a proper perspective.

  7. Thanks for the words of encouragement, Katie! When I’m having a hard time shaking guilt, I literally have to just repeat Romans 8:1 over and over out loud until my feelings line up with reality (which can take a while sometimes!).

  8. Katie, this made my day. Can I quote you on Quotes For A Mother’s Heart? It will link back to this post. Thanks for sharing your heart here.

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