This morning my oldest was explaining to my son how they all have the same amount of muffins in the mini muffins pouch. He proceeded to argue with her, insisting he had five in his. Then to his disappointment he madly opened the pouch yelling, “Look there is 1…2…3…4….4!!!! Why is there only four?! Why would mom make them with only four in a bag! She needs to make them with five!”
Suddenly, I became the bad guy. Even though the amount of mini muffins was out of my control, my son was still livid with me. In his child eyes I buy the groceries, I provide the food. Therefore, I am in control of it all.
I sat there in bed pondering this, while waiting for the angry four year old to come stomping in telling me about his recent discovery. Then I discovered something amongst my thoughts, how amazing is it our Father can do all things. No task is out of His control.
Yet we often get upset with Him because what we want is not what we are given. We may feel as though some prayers go unanswered. The key is our view point, which can help change our attitude. It’s not what we want, but what God wants. His will is what matters. He can do all things yes, but He knows what is best for us and has a plan for us.
We need to have faith trusting in His reasoning. (Definitely something I myself need to work on). When we begin to view situations from His point of view, for our lives, instead of feeling anger rush over us we feel hope and peace taking over.
And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” Mark 14:36 NASB
And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NASB
Bippity boppity boo!!!! Do you ever wish you had a magic wand? Goodbye dirty dishes *waves wand*, laundry put away check *waves wand*, and farwell toys all over the ground *waves wand*. Unfortunately, this is not how God created us. Through these experiences we learn and Grow.
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” -Revelation 4:11 NASB
There are numerous experiences we go though we may find difficult and heart breaking leaving us to question, why? Revelations 4:11 has the answer, because of His Will. Through the hurt remember our creator has a reason why we are going through what we are. I know it is hard because we can not see what is at the finish line. However, we need to cling to faith, trusting in Him. He will be there with us every step we take towards the finish line. We know thy will be done.
Hillary Scott wrote a beautiful song called, “Thy Will”. The song is about a heart breaking time in her life. She wrote a cry to God during her struggle of losing her unborn child. I’d encourage you to listen to it, the lyrics are beautiful and strong. I have them below:
I’m so confused I know I heard you loud and clear So, I followed through Somehow I ended up here I don’t wanna think I may never understand That my broken heart is a part of your plan When I try to pray All I’ve got is hurt and these four words Thy will be done Thy will be done Thy will be done I know you’re good But this don’t feel good right now And I know you think Of things I could never think about It’s hard to count it all joy Distracted by the noise Just trying to make sense Of all your promises Sometimes I gotta stop Remember that you’re God And I am not So Thy will be done Thy will be done Thy will be done Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is Thy will be done Thy will be done Thy will I know you see me I know you hear me, Lord Your plans are for me Goodness you have in store I know you hear me I know you see me, Lord Your plans are for me Goodness you have in store So Thy will be done Thy will be done Thy will be done Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is Thy will be done Thy will be done Thy will be done I know you see me I know you hear me, Lord” Source: Musixmatch
Furthermore, if life were easy we would skip right over all of our opportunities to learn. In the midst of all the chaos remember God created us and His will be done. He is with us every step of the way providing the strength and peace we need to over come life’s obstacles. Thy will be done.
Watch “Hillary Scott & The Scott Family – Thy Will (Official Video)” on YouTube.
Quarantine. How does this word make you feel when you read it? Simply amazing how powerful one word can be. The power to cause so many different emotions when you read or hear it.
When I hear this word I honestly feel saddened. We were not designed to live in quarantine without social interaction. When we feel lonely, depression can come on. Depression sucks enthusiasm out of us opening a whole other door of problems.
Our physical health and safety is important, but we need to make sure we are taking care of our mental health as well. One way I keep my mind healthy is doing devotionals, diving into the word. Facebook messenger has been another source I have used to share videos, stories, etc. With family and friends.
I honestly have been the busiest, during this quarantine, than ever. Entertaining kids has been a full time plus job. We have tried so many different craft projects, activities, and games. Unfortunately, like us the kids need interaction as well. We have made several drives just to get them out of the house. We also spend a lot of time explaining to them what is going on so they have somewhat of an understanding. Communication is the best way to be there for your children and others.
It is very important we are there for others during these times. Please share in the comments what you have been doing! We’d love to read your ideas!
How often do we as parents feel guilty when we do not get the dishes done or our kids clothes folded and put away? I know I do. My spouse has taught me and still is teaching me a very important lesson, to take moments to stop and rest.
Rest? This is often an unheard of term for parents of young ones. Especially a clean freak, perfectionist, with three kids, and a fourth one on the way. I may or may not be talking about myself…
Today I felt so nauseous and could barely keep my eyes open at church. My husband literally made me lay down and take a nap when we got home. The kids and him worked on the basement while I rested. I laid there struggling feeling guilty,q knowing a mess laid in the other room with tripping hazards all over the floor.
As I tried to relax I heard my husband’s voice in my head, “you need your rest everything else can wait. It is important you take care of yourself as well.”
Whoa what?! As much as I do not want to admit it he is right. As moms we constantly put our kids first, but if we are exhausted physically we are emotionally as well. It is natural for our minds to release feelings of anger and stress when we are exhausted. Our ability to control our emotions is lacking as well.
Let’s be honest, is better for our children when we take time to breathe. This allows us to relax our bodies, minds, and emotions. I have enjoyed reading devotionals and journaling. This is one way I have found to help me breathe. I find it gives me a chance to focus my mind on God’s beautiful peace He gives us. Please comment sharing ways you have found to help yourself relax and take a moment to breathe.
My mom fail of the week makes me think of the old saying, “I wish I had eyes in the back of my head.” After our homeschool co-op I was gathering and putting everything away. I open the door to the toddler bathroom, right by me, to check on my daughter and she’s completely naked and soaked washing herself with the sink and paper towels. Then the meltdown begins because I tell her she has to get dressed after I dry her off.
Prior to this, the day before she walks in while I’m using the bathroom completely naked. I ask her why she is naked? She answers, “I’m sad.” I proceed to ask why are you sad? Her answer made me laugh so hard on the inside, “I am sad because I want to watch super wings, so I got naked.”
Apparently as a mom I have failed at stressing the importance of wearing clothes…
Please share your mom fails we’d love to read them!!!
How often do we as parents think to ourselves or say to our children, what on Earth were they thinking? This is how my Sunday started…
My son had left his airplanes in the car. First thing he asked to do when he woke up was to go get his airplanes. I of course told him yes. Next thing I know my oldest daughter is yelling, “Mom he’s peeing on the basement floor!” Completely shocked I ran down and asked him, “Why on Earth did you go to the bathroom on the floor?!” To which he answered, “I didn’t know if we had a bathroom in the basement.” Which we always have. I did not even think about the fact he had not gone to the bathroom since waking up.
Apparently I now have my two year old daughter potty trained, but have to revisit the subject with my three year old son.
Well I am sorry for my constant theme these past few weeks, but whether it is a child or an animal potty training can be very difficult!
We went diaperless with my two year last week at home. When making dinner she was so excited she peed in the toilet, I quickly dumped and rinsed her potty toilet bowl and rushed to stir the food so it did not burn.
I turn around to head back to the bathroom to disinfect her toilet and out comes my two year old saying, “look at my hat!” Her hat was her potty toilet bowl 🤦🤢 Bath time it was!
Please share any hilarious mom fails of the week! We’d love to read them!