Listening to the conversation took be back to when I was pregnant with my oldest son. If you have followed my blog at all you know that I have a type A personality. I had ambitious goals as a mom. I wanted to be the best mom for my son. What mom doesn’t want that?
As the years have passed and I move further into my journey I have learned how far from perfect I will be for him or his sibling. In fact, as I train and educate my boys, the Holy Spirit uses most of the words that come out of my mouth to work in my own heart. More than in any other venture in my life, it is motherhood that has taught me most about my lack of patience, self-control and self-discipline. Most of all, motherhood has been one of the main reasons I now realize my desperate need for the Lord. I fall short and can in no way do this alone!
As I further thought about this, I realized how my transparency with my children about my shortcomings as a mother and wife provide me the opportunity to show my kids the essence of the gospel. We all fall short and desperately need our Saviour!
What a privilege to have my journey of motherhood bring me and my children to Jesus feet!
How has the Holy Spirit used your experience as a mother to work in your heart?