My Mom Confessions
- My minivan is a mess. You could clothe and feed a small nation with the junk inside.
- I tend to lecture my kids.
- I rarely floss.
- I “check” my iPhone too much.
- I have been known to hush my kids so I can work on a post about how to be a great mom.
We’ll just let the terrible irony of that last one sink in…
Too Much Information?
Why am I telling you this? Because its so easy to believe the lie that we are alone. That we are the only ones who don’t “get” it. That we need to be perfect. That we need to have it all together. That our shortcomings make us failures.
Come On Now…
The TRUTH? The truth is that what He *IS* doing in our lives is always greater than what we are *not* doing.
Marinate in that for a minute.
What He has done, what He is doing and what He is going to do matters more than our mistakes.
That is the Gospel.
God sees us as good not by the work of our hands, but through the sacrifice of Jesus.
The Price of Perceived Perfection
One of my favorite song lyrics says, “In the absence of martyrs, there’s the presence of thieves…”
When no one is willing to sacrifice on behalf of others, there is room for the liar to come in, steal truth and replace it with lies.
If I’m not willing to show that I’ve been broken and that I’m fully in need of grace, others (including my children) might believe that they need to be perfect or that they don’t measure up.
It’s hard to tell our story. It’s hard to face it, embrace it and let grace redeem it. It’s painful, it’s humbling, it takes effort. But if we’re willing to step out, we can be the light that exposes the liar and the thief.
It Stops With Us
Our children will carry on the story that starts with us. If we hide our failure or pain, if we avoid the challenge it takes to change….then our children will face the same thieves we did.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not ok with that.
We MUST to stand in front of the fire and forge the weapons we need to fight. Weapons of humility and faith. It’s hard, it hurts, it’s a choice and a battle…
But it can change the course of generations to come.
…it can CHANGE the course of generations to come.
…it can change the COURSE of generations to come.
…it can change the course of GENERATIONS to come.
Let the mama bear in you rise up and roar loud. Sometimes fighting for our children means we battle ourselves first.
The Hard Part
My challenge for you today:
1. Right now confess your need for God to do His work.
2. Today identify and list 3 areas He’s working on.
3. Contact someone today who can keep you accountable to change.
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