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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

better

Do you ever have one of those days you wish you were a better homeschooler, a better house keeper, more organized, a more patient mother? You want more energy, to eat healthier, to exercise more. You wish you could get your kids to eat healthier. I wish I read more, more about important things. I could wish all day and that would never change one thing. I am not really having a pity party. I am just seeing things that I would like to change. I get overwhelmed at all the things I want to be really good at. I know I am not a failure, I just see room for improvement. But at this moment, I am who I am. I will never reach perfection in any of these areas. Many I will struggle with forever, that is just the way I am designed. I need to stop focusing on all my weaknesses. I need to see the big picture. I am one person, uniquely created by God. He fashioned me in a way that I need Him. I need Him not just every once in a while, I need him all the time. Thankfully He knows that. He graciously gave me His spirit to help me. I am to submit to that spirit. When in submission, He can be GREAT. I need to get my mind off myself and praise Him for how incredible He is.

okay, I feel better. I guess I just needed to get that off my chest.

10 Comments:

Blogger Wendy said...

Well said! Did I write this??? I often think of the verse that says "I must decrease and He must increase." (I think it is in James?) So true! I find that it is easy to compare myself to others in these areas too.

I have a new address: http://www.swbbm.blogspot.com

5:59 PM

 
Blogger Cantini #3 said...

ok....did you have my day? I am having those same feelings at this exact moment. I guess maybe that's why God directed my to read your blog right now. This evening has been disorganized to say the very least and I just want to throw my hands up in the air...but I can't, I have to give baths, read to the kiddies and put them to bed. Gotta run...the kids are hitting each other with light sabers.

7:11 PM

 
Blogger Jennifer said...

It is comforting to know that in spite of our weaknesses, God loves us unconditionally. In spite of our sins...in spite of our imperfections, we have a God who is above all of that and takes us in His arms...cradling us, loving us forever. What an awesome reality.

7:49 PM

 
Blogger Sprittibee said...

Amen. I'd also suggest that you read Amy's post today at Amy's Humble Musings. On the surface it seems to be about gardening, but there's some really nice wisdom hidden in her discussion there. :)

Sending you a hug of encouragement through the web. We all have these days (some - like me - more than others).

9:10 PM

 
Anonymous Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing that. I am so often reminded of my weaknesses, but I am made to depend on Him thank goodness.

9:47 PM

 
Blogger the good, the bad & the ugly said...

God gives grace to the humble. I think you are beautiful and wonderful. I can't imagine you any other way than just how you are...and I love it!

10:24 PM

 
Blogger Glass Half Full said...

Isn't it funny that we go thru these feelings to be more like Christ? If we didn't question ourselves we would always be in the same rut and never grow.

HOWEVER -- you are doing well and know that!!!

11:09 PM

 
Blogger muddy hands said...

okay okay, what in the world? do we even have to go there? Are you not the same girl who sat on my porch and said you are who you are and glad He designed you that way? Stop right now. You are wonderfully made. Yes, we all, and you know that I do for sure, have these crappy days -- the enemy loves it. But we have to make sure we have the right perspective. What and why the doubt and questioning? Are we comparing with our friends, or the world? Or are there things that maybe do need a little improvement. We should never get comfy with who we are unless we are looking more like Him. Yea, Yea maybe we could be more organized, more disciplined, more scheduled, more............... but in spite of these things, God is not finished with us. He designed us this way for a reason. He knew us before the foundation of the world. When we come under His authority and allow Him to control our personality and temperment -- wow-- all those things about us that we grapple with, suddenly do not stand out so much. you know i speak from experience -- everyday is a new day. Last thing -- 2Co 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ. When the thoughts come -- take them back-- and think on things that are true, noble and praiseworthy. love ya stinker. Ciao!

3:50 PM

 
Blogger Cantini #3 said...

I think we need an invitation and maybe even an offering after Tamara's post. Awesome, girl!!!!

4:38 PM

 
Blogger Magnanimity said...

No. I'm perfect. Must be something wrong with you. You should really get that checked.

(just kidding!)

Thanks for joining the rest of us insecure mothers in the world. And I really thought my own mom had it ALL figured out!

10:39 PM

 

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