God’s truth> worldly comparisons
All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word that was preached to you.
1 peter 1:24
I love my job. I am a full-time stay at home mother. I am confident that this is my calling in life. I can say this out loud and write them down but why does doubt and insecurity fill my head as soon as I jump on social media, talk to a friend, or see other moms who may seem to have it all together? I see and hear only the best highlights of others, and then I quickly look into my own life and question if I am being a good enough mother? How come my child isn’t doing that yet? Their child is months younger and they can do or say this! I must not be a good enough parent. Or wow! She just got her career set and I’m just a stay at home mom. These ugly and negative thoughts fill my head and can quickly take root in my heart. It easily shifts the direction of where my day will be headed. Then miraculously, The Holy Spirit reminds me of God’s truth: I am an amazing mother! I make mistakes all the time, but because of His perfect grace I am redeemed! Having the smartest kids, best career, cleanest house, or even the most awesome postpartum body doesn’t matter to God. I am enough because I’ve been made in the reflection of Christ. Reminding myself of these truths and armoring my self with God’s word gives me the power to overcome these self-doubting thoughts and brings so much peace in my life.
Lord, I thank You for every part of my motherhood journey. Help remind me of Your truths when comparing myself to others. Show me how to change my worldly views and goals, instead fix them on You and Your Kingdom. Put it on my heart to stop focusing on my own life and help me to reach out to encourage others. I love You and praise You in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. -1 Samuel 16:7