I know that you will be encouraged by today’s guest, Heather.
We’ve all experienced it.
It’s that nagging feeling that you’re not doing things right. That feeling that you aren’t where you should be, and your children are suffering because of it.
See if any of the following apply to you:
- You’re at work, making an income to provide for your family, and you feel guilty because you should be home with your children.
- You’re a stay at home mom and you feel guilty because you should be working to ease the financial burden on your spouse.
- You spend day after day fully devoted to your children and feel guilty because you aren’t spending enough time with your husband.
- You have a date night with your husband and feel guilty for leaving the kids at home.
- You have a much needed Mom’s night out with friends and feel guilty for leaving your husband alone with the children.
And the list goes on.
Sweet sisters, let me let you in on a little secret. Mommy guilt is a tactic of Satan and it comes straight from the pit of Hell.
Satan knows that we as mothers struggle with feelings of inadequacy and he thrives on filling our minds with ideas that we aren’t living up to God’s definition of the word “mother.”
But the truth is, unless you are purposefully refusing a calling from God, you are right where you should be.
God has planned our days for us. He knows which season of life you are in because He put you there.
Each day, each moment, each event is a gift given to us by our Father. Cherish it. Embrace it. Know beyond the shadow of a doubt you are just where you are supposed to be.
So, the next time Satan throws some Mommy guilt your way, take a moment and thank God for where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going. Remind yourself that God ordained your days before you were formed. Know that He’s not done with you yet.
Then, watch Satan tuck his tail between his legs and run away.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
Heather is the wife to her best friend, Andrew. A homeschooling mama to two sweet little girls. A full-time Labor and Delivery Nurse. But most importantly, a daughter of the King. She strives each day to battle Mommy guilt. You can read more of her story on her blog, Upside Down Homeschooling.
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