When we mess up as Moms

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Messing up as a mom is something that hits home more times than I would like to admit.  If we are all honest, I’m sure there are others who have felt the same way.  You know the kind of day where you have the best of intentions, you just read your devotions & prayed, you’re trying to keep up with the kids, the routines, and the house and then it happens…….

The kids start bickering……, the dog gets out of the back yard……., the phone is ringing because you forgot a doctor’s appointment…….., there are no clean socks……., someone just spilled their milk & then…… you lose it!

All your good intentions just flew out the window.  As fast as you can blink your eye you now become the mom you didn’t want to be.  Then as things quiet down, you realize you’re not getting “Mom of the Year” award.  The thoughts keep piling up and you just feel overwhelmed that you’ve blown it (again).

Remember mom, that you’re not alone.  Being a perfect mom just isn’t possible.

God doesn’t expect us to be perfect moms.

He is there to brush us off and help us back up.  God’s forgiveness is abundant when we ask for it.  I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleans us from all unrighteousness.” After we take care of business with the Lord, we need to now make things right with our kids.

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I have done this numerous times and it not only makes me feel better but it also teaches your children a lesson in forgiving one another.  They also realize that mom makes mistakes sometimes but she is willing to make it right and improve things for next time.

 

Looking back when some of my kids were younger, I realize how grateful I am for these lessons in my life.  And I’m thankful for the opportunities that I have had to grow and learn from these mistakes.  Remember we not “bad moms”, we need to keep reminding ourselves that we are in a battle and Satan’s attacks are real. Be guarded, be prayed up!

 Being a mom isn’t easy!!!  Amen?!!

 As moms our skills get better over time and if we are following after the Lord, we should be looking for ways to improve to become a more Godly woman and mother.

So the next time you find yourself in that place….remember you’re not alone.  Pray, make it right, & improve on things for next time.  Your kids will be better because of it!

Have you “LOST IT”  lately?   What have you done to make it right?

 

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4 Responses to When we mess up as Moms

  1. Katie says:

    Amen. I think that so much of our identity is wrapped up in being a mom that it is easy to feel like a failure when we don’t live up to our own ideals. I’m fond of saying, “There’s grace for that!”- it helps me to keep it all in perspective when I feel like I have failed. I write a lot about this topic, because my heart really hurts for moms who get mired down in mommy guilt because their identity is in their role and not in their God.
    Joining you from the Mama Moments blog hop! Have a great week!

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  2. Kristen says:

    Oh, I so needed this. 🙂 Thank you for the encouragement. 🙂

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