In the midst of all we do as mommies, so many of us simply end the day feeling average. We carry around a gnawing feeling that we don’t measure up, we didn’t do enough, and we’re failing at this thing called motherhood. I have felt this way more times than I’d like to admit and if you find yourself in a similar place, be encouraged!
Here are some reasons why you will always be so much more than an average mom.
Little Things Make a Big Impact
If we counted all the things we mothers do each day, the list would be lengthy: give morning and evening hugs, speak encouraging words, pack lunches, and wash laundry.
Although this work sometimes feel tiny and insignificant, the gifts and services are piling up inside our children’s hearts. The role we play is meaningful in the lives of our children and in the eyes of God.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up,” Galatians 6:9.
A Mother’s Love is Not Average
There is something about a mother’s love that compels her to serve her children, even if she is completely spent and exhausted. Her love for her children will push her to do more.
The Bible talks about this sacrificial love in John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.”When we demonstrate sacrificial love to our children, we are showing them a love that is not average. This love is exceptional.
You Are God’s Best For Your Children
Sometimes motherhood has a way of making us feel incompetent: like we are completely inadequate to do the job we’ve been designed to accomplish. Unexpected illnesses, academic difficulties, and strong willed children can undermine our confidence. We may even feel like God made a mistake and think, “I am not the mother my child needs.”
But God is a strategic God. Before our children were conceived, He designated our wombs for their formation just as it says in Psalm 139:13: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.”
We were handpicked to mother our children. God intentionally chose us because He knew we had the experience, personality, skill set, and heart to mother our kids better than anyone else. Whether you feel like you are average or not, relish in the fact that God handpicked you above all other women to mother your child.
Your Worth Is Not Measured By What You Do But Who You Are
We may fail but we must remember that we are not defined by our mistakes, nor are we defined by our role as mothers. We are defined by our relationship with God. 1 John 3:1 says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! ” When you are feeling like an average mom, remember who truly you are: a beloved daughter of God.
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