In a world where media is a dominating force, it is difficult to see the real truth through the murky waters of self indulgent, propagated sensationalism. Sadly, because of this, we begin to see and believe lies about ourselves that are simply not true.
3 Common Lies Moms Believe
Lie #1: I am not good enough.
Truth: Yes, you are! No Mother is perfect and if you watch the news enough you will learn that very quickly! It can be downright depressing! There is no way that a Mother could go through life without making mistakes. We make them everyday. It is how we choose to deal with them that matters.
Cure: Believe the best, forgive yourself, ask forgiveness when appropriate, pray hard and keep trying.
Lie #2: I can’t do this.
Truth: Um, yes you can. If you have kids, there is no turning back. Obviously, God knew what He was doing when He blessed you with them! Yes, Motherhood is the hardest job on earth, however, it is also the most rewarding investment a woman can ever make.
Cure: Focus on the joy, laughter and smiles of your children. In the darkest moments on your Motherhood journey, keep your eyes on the things that really matter; love, forgiveness, acceptance and mercy. If we focus on the negatives we will lose our minds. Leave them at the foot of the Cross and love your way through the rest!
Lie #3: My child will hate me if I say no or discipline them.
Truth: They will hate you if you don’t! Sure, they may balk and have a hissy fit in the moment, however, it will only last a season. The fruit of your efforts will pay off later. Properly disciplined children will become well rounded adults who can function properly and within healthy boundaries in life.
Cure: Never leave love out of the equation. Love, prayer and the Word will help you do it right! Always have open communication with your kids. If you are always talking to them and sharing the whats and whys, they will accept the discipline better.
Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]! She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction]. She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat. Her children rise up and call her blessed; and her husband boasts of and praises her, saying, Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all. Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised! Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates of the city! – Proverbs 31:25-31 (amp)
Motherhood can be lonely and seem exhausting at times. I am happy to say that it is worth every bit of pain and sorrow that comes with it! If we can just focus on the bigger picture, we will make it through! Sure, we may have battle scars, but what good Mother doesn’t have a few?? After all, we are warriors! We are fighters for the greater good of our children! We are their biggest ally, loudest cheerleader and sometimes the one they hate for a season! Scars come with the territory!
Hat’s off to ALL Moms! YOU Rock!
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