Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Mommy Talk

Children are a gift from God. I love my children dearly and do consider them a gift but there are times when I want to pull my hair out when they seem not to hear, or understand what I have just told them. When it comes to getting them to clean there room it can take hours. They complain that the other isn't cleaning or come out of there room constantly to see what I am doing. They also go to the bathroom a million times. As I am writing this I remember a day not so long ago when I was a child cleaning my room with my sister and yes we did the same thing, I suddenly feel sorry for my parents and what we put them through. I am sure as I do, my mom prayed for wisdom, grace, strength and anything God could give her to help her through each day. I am not writing this complain, I am writing to say that God is giving me victory over these little people who want so much to be adults and in control of there own lives. I pray sometimes all day for wisdom, and yes he gives me wisdom, grace and strength. I see the results in how I am better able to handle the struggles both mental and physical at times. God is giving me so much grace, I find myself more patient, and less stressed out when they do misbehave. Before I became a christian, I would get so frustrated at the lack of knowledge I had that I have in my possession several child rearing books, with many different methods of discipline in them from passive to firm. When I started looking to God he led me in the way he wanted me to go. Since I have started following in his steps he has changed the way my children think and even how they act at times. They are still children learning to control their behavior and I know I have many years to go before they will even understand what all goes into parenting, probably not until they have their own. I believe that the most important thing I can teach my children is that if we live our lives the way Jesus wants us to and love him with our whole hearts we will do the right thing. That is my thought for the day. I hope you find encouragement in knowing another mom out there has her struggles too, but God is able.

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the Lord. Psalm 27:14