So I’ve been struggling this past week. With family, parenting, etc. I have been praying, believing, reading and everything else I can think of to help me through these trying times. I do think, however, it is interesting how when you are in the middle of a storm, God finds ways to talk to you. No, I don’t actually “hear” His voice, but He puts you in just the right place at just the right time to get His point across.
For example, I turned on Joel Olsteen today and the sermon he was preaching on was “God is in control of your storm.” Hello?? He knew just what I needed to hear at that moment. I listened to the whole message and walked away feeling a sense of peace that I hadn’t had.
I have also been struggling lately with Mia and her behavior. I’ve mentioned multiple times before that she is VERY strong willed, independent, sassy and “spirited.” She pushes my patience to the MAX every. single. day. Don’t get me wrong, she is an absolute gift from God that I love more than life itself, but this stage? Is exhausting. I feel like I spend more time correcting her and disciplining her more than just being with her and playing with her. I want to have a well behaved child. I want to be a great mom. But honestly? I feel like I’m failing.
When I opened my reader to catch up on blogs today, Kelly over at Kelly’s Korner blog had posted this link about raising, not a “good” child, but a “Godly” child. I also desperately needed to hear this. If you are a parent, you NEED to read this.
God is just my every day BFF, chatting it up with me lately. And I? Am so so grateful, because I certainly am not strong enough to handle all of this on my own :)