Mandy’s post– The Great Life: From a Mommy’s heart!!

I am the Lord, your God, the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it!’ (Psalms 81:10)

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Have you ever doubted that you were the right person for the job; being a Mommy? Their Mommy? Have you ever felt isolated and unequipped to raise this precious child{ren} that God has blessed you with?

I would like us to take a look at two things today- things straight from the word of God to help those of us who feel this way sometimes. I say “those of us” because I am right here with you Mommies! Those three questions above… I have answered yes to ALL of them. Recently.

First, I’d like to remind us that condemning thoughts are not from God. John 8:44b says this about the enemy: {He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.} So, my sisters….those negative thoughts, those negative questions, those feelings of being isolated and unequipped, those feelings of doubt that you are the ‘right’ Mommy for your child{ren}, that feeling that you’re not good enough….those are thoughts placed in your mind by the father of lies. Satan; there is no truth in him.

We need to be ready, my sisters; on guard. We need to learn to promptly identify when the devil is trying to push us off the road of righteousness and into the ditch of lies. How can we do that?! We can turn to the SOURCE OF TRUTH; we can see if these thoughts and feelings align with scripture. For example, consider the following negative thought/feeling:

‘I feel isolated and unequipped to raise these precious children that God has blessed me with.’
Positive TRUTH from God’s word:
A) Deut 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or abandon you.”
B) Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.”
C) Romans 8:30 “After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.”

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….and if our feelings do not line up with scripture we need to allow ourselves to disregard the lies and accept the truth……and the truth is that God gave these precious little ones to us for a reason. There is no Mommy that can be found on this earth that is better equipped to raise your children than YOU.

The second thing we need to do once we readily accept biblical truth is to be open to allowing God to work through us. After all, these treasures that we are raising; they’re ultimately His! Like our scripture says “Open your mouth wide and {He} will fill it!” Doesn’t that bring incredible peace? When we open our mouths surrendered to Him- HE will fill it. He will be our supply; but we MUST trust him and depend on Him.

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He is with us. He will not leave us. We have a bright future. He has good plans for us {and our family’s}. He has called us by name; {Mommy!}. We have great hope!

Heavenly Father, thank you for these children you have entrusted to my care. Please never let me forget that they are first your miracles; your treasures. I pray that when I doubt in my abilities to raise them that you will remind me where my help comes from. That you are my supply! Father, help me to remember that when I cling to your truth you will fill my mouth! I pray also for my sisters who are doubting their abilities to fulfill their calling of motherhood. Please shield the enemies lies from your truth and cover them with a confidence that knows that through you, we can do anything, we can do ALL things, because it’s you that gives us strength! Thank you Jesus!!! In your name, Amen!!

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14 comments

  1. This is a beautiful lesson Mandy! Being a Mommy is the most difficult, yet rewarding thing I have ever done. You can never feel like you are doing enough sometimes. Thank you for your reminder He is always there with us and it is no accident we are the mommies of our children.

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    • Hey Candace! Thanks for your note! I am so with you– definitely the hardest yet most rewarding job I have ever done!!! So thankful for a God who is with us and doesn’t expect us to do things on our own 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for this message. My heart has been working through being a good mom and if I got it. Thanks for the reminder that we ALL do!!

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    • You got this!!! God hand picked you to be the Mommy you are for a reason 🙂 He will most certainly work on you through the years- making your more like Him, but he will never leave you to do things on your own! I am so comforted by this!! Bless you, girl!

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  3. Last night after bedtime battles with my little ones, I sat on my steps weeping because I felt like a failure as a mother. I don’t normally go through the Thursday blog hops because it’s just too much to do for me and too time consuming. Why I chose to scroll through and select your blog post only God knows— He knew I needed to read YOUR message!! Thank you for sharing– your words seemed meant for me just at this moment!! I love how God’s timing works!!!

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  4. I LOVE God’s Truth!! We are overcomers! I am living proof!! Thank you for the reminder! Beth Moore’s book-“Get Out of the Pit” keeps coming to my mind! It is a great reminder for anyone struggling with their worth! Highly recommend it! Love ya Cindy!!! You go girl!!!

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  5. Thank you Mandy. I really needed this reminder today. I need to remember when I feel discouraged to pray and let him fill me up so I can better love and serve my husband and little ones! I hope you have a beautiful day!

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