Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Perfect Mom

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)

Our society promotes excelling in all things. Kids who excell in sports, music, academics, behavior. Moms who are on every committee at school, are in every church function and in charge of half of them, run a business,have spotless houses and manage it all with a smile.

Don't buy into it. God brought these children with broken hearts into our lives. It is ok to be weak and allow Him to work through those weaknesses. I give Him many opportunities.

Have a healing day!

9 comments:

GB's Mom said...

So do I!

Little Wonder said...

Actually, your post brought me to tears. I just have so much sadness, weakness, in knowing I can't be the mom my son wants. I can be the best mom I can be. But I fail a lot. I need God to pick up my broken pieces too.

Brenda said...

Little Wonder,

We will never be the mom our children want. We can be the mom they need. Sometimes we fail. We are human. We dust ourselves off and get up and do it again.

peggysue said...

As do I as well! Nothing like leaving the door of opportunity wide open for God to help a weakling like me!

matryoshka said...

Failed this morning, in fact. Did better tonight. The orthodontist appointment which brought us home from work/school early was for a reason, I am sure.

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

I needed this so badly! It's amazing His power in putting the right people (or blog in this case) in the right place at the right time!

Tammy said...

Amen!

Ericka said...

My friend posted this on her facebook,thought it was fitting :)
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. God never said life would be easy, He just promised it would be worth it.

Anonymous said...

I could not do this without God for my son and for me. I try to remember how God loves me and doesn't give up on me when I make bad choices and do the same for my son.