Driving through the parking lot slowly, I see a parked car, with a woman laying her head back against the driver’s seat. Her hands are gripping the steering wheel…Eyes are closed – her eyebrows are creased, and worry dots her forehead.
At the park, I push one child in a baby swing on the left, and another little one with my right hand – rotating pushes and bringing giggles and smiles, while my focus is on the mom across the playground sitting in the grass watching her son on the monkey bars. Her eyes are darkened with sadness, and she looks defeated. She is alone, and her presence tells me that she will carry that with her.
I am rocking and feeding my baby in the Church nursery. The place where mom’s meet in heart and soul – wondering if someone here will understand what she is going through. No sleep, no energy, no help, and no one to talk to.
A close friend writes me an e-mail. Calls me, and texts. Discouragement.
Facebook reveals the same. Twitter and more.
How many times have you heard the words – “I cannot do this any more?”
“Does it even matter?”
Moreover – How many times have YOU said those words?
This is what is happening –
The noise of the world is becoming louder than the voice of the One that matters.
It is time to turn off the noise of the world. Tune back into what really matters.
Moms- You CAN do this. And IT DOES matter.
Turn away from the noise and clutter that make you feel so defeated.
Have you become distracted with any of these? If you check even one below, it is enough to make God seem small.
-Voices of Criticism
-Heavy work schedule
-Comparison to Other’s
-Guilt over not being something you are not
-Children that seem out of control
-Man-made rules imposed on you
-Imbalance in relationships
-Making Big Decisions-
Pull over and give it to God.
If you are a mom with a burden that rests heavy on your heart and mind, and you feel that just being a mom – alone in itself is too much..
Please remember this – You matter to God. He made this hard and beautiful thing – called Motherhood – and He has equipped us with all that we need.
The other things don’t take the front seat like He does. Ask Him to give you strength.
I will ask Him for you.
It DOES matter. You matter.
And remember with me – that God would never call us to do something that we weren’t equipped for. He will empower you to clear the clutter.
Where are you today?
He will meet you there.