WOW- I needed to read this amazing article this morning! I am going to copy and paste it for you mommas to read!
FACT: If your children can’t read by age four there is a 95% chance they will end up homeless and on drugs.
FACT: If your children eat any processed food there is an 85% chance they will contract a rare, most likely incurable disease, by age 12.
FACT: If you’re not up at dawn reading the Bible to your children, you are most likely a pagan caught in the clutches of witchcraft.
FACT: If your children watch more than 10 minutes of television a day there is 75% chance they will end up in a violent street gang by age 17.
Obviously, the “facts” listed above are not true (at least, I don’t think they are). But, I’ve noticed that the Internet has made it much easier for people, and moms in particular, to compare themselves to each other. Now, just to be clear, this is not a post against “mom blogs”, or whatever they’re called. If you write a mom blog, that’s cool with me. This is a post to encourage the moms who tend to freak out and feel like complete failures when they read the mom blogs and mom Facebook posts.
Moms, Jesus wants you to chill out about being a mom. You don’t have to make homemade bread to be a faithful mom. You don’t have to sew you children’s clothing to be a faithful mom. You don’t have to coupon, buy all organic produce, keep a journal, scrapbook, plant a garden, or make your own babyfood to be a faithful mom. There’s nothing wrong with these things, but they’re also not in your biblical job description.
Your job description is as follows:
Moms, Jesus want you to rest in him. He wants you to chill out. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. Don’t compare yourself to other moms. Don’t try to be something God hasn’t called you to be. If the mom blogs are making you feel guilty, stop reading them. Be faithful to what he has truly called you to do, and know that he is pleased with you. When your kids are resting, don’t feel guilty about watching an episode of “Lost”, or whatever your favorite show may happen to be.
Love God, love your husband, love your kids. Keep it simple and chill out.
Article found at The Blazing Center
I DO try and coupon, buy organic as much as I can, and worry about Oakland playing on playgrounds in restaurants…… I worry too much and as moms I think we all do. We need to all just CHILL OUT, stop worrying, and trust GOD. He has all of this in control…. I mean HE DID entrust you with your children in the first place right???
This is a constant battle I deal with everyday. I want to be the perfect mom and at times I put that role above anything else….. that is NOT the way it should be!!!!! I need to put Jerod 2nd after God… and before my kids! A lot of times moms also put their children above their spouse and then they wonder why their marriage might be failing…. I do believe that may be one of the main reasons….?? I don’t know…. if Jerod likes something I need to make it for him. If he needs affection I need to give it to him. If he needs affirmation I need to affirm him! I want him to be around for the rest of my life so it’s my job to make that happen
This topic has really been tugging at my heart for a long time and I am totally being vulnerable right now…… I NEED To spend time with Jesus daily and PUT DOWN MY CELL PHONE….. I just got the iPhone 5 and it has been a major distraction so I have decided to not check instagram until I leave work!!! I know we all have things that we worship or idolize and my phone is a big one. I need to stop worshiping my phone and start worshiping the one who created me!
You were made to love God first , not make the best crafts, not put together the cutest OOTD, not update your status every 10 minutes…….
Now you may agree or disagree, but this is what I believe and what has been on my heart.