Monday, May 18, 2015

She is called.


-God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called.-

One thing you should know about me is that I'm a dreamer. I have many plans in this heart of mine. Many passions and goals and I believe every one of them will come true. However, there was a time in my life when I wasn't so sure they would do to the fact I didn't think I  was qualified to do this or strong enough or even good or talented enough..

I remember one night just talking to God saying "God, why do I have all of these desires and passions if I wasn't talented enough to fulfill them?" And I remember Him telling me "The called do not come qualified but it is I who qualify the called and make them qualified."

It was then I realized hey! I do have what it takes because God has what it takes and He lives in me. :)

I think maybe one of the reasons why we struggle so much with Motherhood and being "good" enough is because of our identity lack. We get so stressed, depressed, and tired and we focus so much on ourselves and not Our Father who is our strength renewal. The One who who promised to care for us, carry us, strengthen us and never leave us.

We have learned to depend on ourselves (or maybe that third cup of coffee) and not the God who has told us many times "Come to me sweet Daughter, when you are tired and burdened and I will give you rest.
See Matthew11:28.

Qualified is not perfection

Something "us" moms deal with and shouldn't have to is  struggling with perfection and striving to be that "perfect" mom who does everything perfect and right.. It can be hard sometimes especially when you're involved in media.. But God didn't call us to be perfect moms. He doesn't want us to be perfect moms. He wants us to be moms after His heart and seeking Him with everything we are and when we do that God will take care of everything else leaving only the purest joy in our hearts.

Sisters. You are called to be a mom and you are doing an amazing job! Even on the sweatpants, house a mess, eating out days. Don't ever think God is looking down on you on those days because He's totally not!! He loves you, cherishes  you and is so proud of you because He knows this mom thing is crazy hard and He's so proud of you and He knows you need days like this to not cook dinner and just rest. 

9 comments:

  1. "Qualified is not perfection"

    Thank you Lord! If I had to achieve perfection in order to be effective in my life I would be a goner!

    I'm sitting here today in my Jammie's on day 3 of a stomach bug. I am fighting guilt because I have not cooked for my crew in a few days. I needed to hear that Gos knew I would be here today and that it doesn't effect how He feels about me!

    a better way to homeschool

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    1. Ikr?? I'm so blessed that this post brought encouragement to you, friend and I'm praying you feel better soon!!! :)

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    3. Thanks Heather! And thanks for the fun comment on my post about boys:)
      a better way to homeschool

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  2. Thank you for this encouragement :) This is not an easy job but it is a wonderful one!

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    1. It really is!! It's so so worth it. :)

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  3. Moms have the hardest jobs! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I too worry about being good enough. I know there is no such thing as perfect but I want to be the best wife and mother I can be and when I feel I've failed I put myself down for it. Motherhood is no easy task but it's so worth it.

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