Monthly Archives: August 2013

God in a Hard Hat


As I sit here, I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve had/taken the time to write. That doesn’t mean God hasn’t been talkin’, it simply means that I haven’t had/taken the time to write. I believe we make time for what’s most important to us and with that statement, every mother reading this probably instantaneously feels a stab of guilt. “I should’ve spent more time hugging my children” or *Gasp! “I forgot to put a love note in my boy’s lunch today!!” As one beautiful sister put it, I wish I would’ve spent more time “smelling the back of their neck.” And to that I say, Eh. We make it. As a mother of 2 under 2, I have to remind myself that THIS, which sometimes includes making mini grilled cheese sandwiches and healthy smoothies carefully poured into Dora cups, is the season I’m in and what God Himself has called me to do!
We survive while we thrive. That’s one of the most awesome things about being a woman, mother (sorry, guys. I guess this one’s more geared toward women. But keep reading, you might learn something anyway. Give your wife a hug and a thank you for all she does today. Watch some stress melt from her face.), and human being. We have the ability to not only keep our exfoliated heads above water, but we do it with lipstick on! And that’s AMAZING! Don’t think for a second you aren’t doing everything you need to be doing! You’re doing EXACTLY what God has called you to do! Release that guilt and shake off those chains, sister, because every day of the week (especially Sundays—“where IS your other dress shoe???”), you are doing what you’re supposed to be doing. You’re on the right path because you’ve given your heart over to God and let Him work in there. (I just pictured my blessed God with a hard hat on…it’s probably best no one’s allowed inside my brain.)
We are children of the Most High God. We do not stand for ugliness and we do not accept guilt. God did not lead us to where we are so that we can feel condemnation over the things we haven’t been able to accomplish yet. Bask in the glory of His righteousness and do not listen to the nastiness that is as constant. The nastiness does not go away. The enemy of our souls doesn’t take days off. Can I let you in on a secret? That whisper that you hear IS NOT the Holy Spirit sometimes. The God above is not telling you that you are not good enough. He is not speaking negativity into you. Identify the real enemy and you will be better able to fight.
God loves you and He smiles upon you. You are doing enough, MORE than enough. Rest in the knowledge that you are well able, above all, to do what He calls you to do…even if it’s over a pile of dirty clothes and a little human being trying to break the world record for number of times “Mom” can be uttered in one day.