Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people], making the most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16, AMP)
The Lord continues to convict me about wishing away any portion of my life. You see when we wish away the tough moments, we also wish away the good moments. It’s a package deal. When we wish for the next season of life, we lose out on enjoying this season.
As a mom, I think it can be tempting to wish away certain moments. Every time I find myself in that place, I need to remind myself what I’m really wishing away. If I wish away the sleepless nights I also wish away the nighttime cuddles. If I wish away the emotional melt downs of my toddler I also wish away his tender kisses, thoughtful words, and sweet hugs. If I wish away the mess I wish away the play time. If I wish away my day I miss out on the moments God designed for me to enjoy. If I wish away the poopy messes (and believe me there are plenty) I wish away tender moments of learning and growth of independence in my children.
If I wish to be alone in the kitchen, get a 5 minute shower without interruptions, sit with my feet up for a few minutes or even take a nap then I also wish away the curiousity, the development, the opportunity to play, and the sweet moments of the day.
Sometimes I catch myself wishing. It’s a terrible thing. When all I have or need is right here, right now. God has equipped me to be a mom, He has entrusted me with two warriors for Christ, and given me the opportunity to just enjoy being a kid again.
So today… For a moment, stop wishing… Start embracing! These moments will be gone way too fast and there’s nothing we can do to bring them back. Today is still here, treasure it and seek God’s best through it.
You’re everything you need to be for your kiddos through Jesus Christ, His power is made perfect in your weakness, and when the days are long He’s there by your side every step of the way.
I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)
So lift up your eyes Mama, see where your help comes from. It comes from the Lord! The creator of the universe. He loves you and He chose you to be a mom of your precious kiddos. He hasn’t equipped anyone else better than you to teach, nurture, and speak life into your children.
What moments do you catch yourself wishing away? How can you better embrace the moments God has entrusted you with?
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Dear Father God, please help me to keep my eyes on You through the craziness. May I lift my head up from what I see right here right now and see things from Your perspective. Please use me to impact my children’s lives so that they live to make a difference for Your Kingdom!
Embracing this Moment,