good moms in spite of how they feel or what their circumstances tell them.
This is a good thing, I guess, but it makes me wonder: why do moms struggle with this issue so much?
It is a deep struggle and we have to keep picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and repeating to ourselves once I again "I am not a bad mom. I'm going to try again..."
There has to be freedom from this seemingly unending cycle! The only way to make peace with where you are at as a mom is to discover the truth.
I could shout it at you until I am blue in the face "You are a good mom!" I could give you all the reasons that I know that you are but nothing will change. You might climb up on a high horse for a day feeling better about yourself but the first moment things get hard in mothering you will sink back down in that bad mom pit (I know because I did it too).
The only way to overcome this for good is for you to hear and know the truth for yourself. I will tell you the truth but you have to believe it.
God declares you to be good. You!
And He looks at you and sees who He made you to be and He desperately wants you to have eyes that see yourself the way He does. He knows what you are capable of. He knows your limitations (He gave those to you too) and He LOVES Every. single. bit. of you!
Because you are a mom He declares that you are a good one. He doesn't make mistakes.
"But," you say "You don't know all of the ways I have fallen short." No I don't. I only know all of the ways I have fallen short but God does. He knows and He looks at you with grace and says but that's not who YOU are. You are a good mom!
It begins to happen when you start to believe it and agree with it. What you agree with is what is activated in your life. If you believe and agree with being a bad mom (or just not a good mom) then that mentality owns you. It has power over you and holds you to what you confess.
What if...what if you started to believe you were a good mom? What if you dared to believe it was true? Agreed with it? Do you think you would become what you confess and what you agree with?
You would. You do.
Who knew that there wasn't a rule book to being a good mom? It's not all about all of the things you do. It's ALL about what you believe!
I promise that if you believe it you will become it!
Want to know more about becoming a good mom? Join us in our series all about this subject. Lay down the trying and accept the truth: You are a good mom!