today while i was reading my devotions, i was totally encouraged. i am going to be honest.. sometimes, thoughts run through my head such as, “jay and i could have done so much after we were married if i had not gotten pregnant quite so soon…” or “i could be going to an office down town with a wonderful career making money and not be on such a tight budget.” but really this is just negative thinking right? right :) i am learning to stop these thoughts even before they come and enter mind. the Lord has called me to be where i am right now, in this place and time. being a mom to leland is wonderful. motherhood is important in the eyes of God. it is difficult to always accept this with the society we live in today.
this is what i read today and it was definitely encouraging:
“parents tell their children to make sure they enjoy their life before they get married. young people want to do their own thing and enjoy life before settling down. they have come to think that settling down and having children will not be enjoyable. on the other hand, God equates having children with joy. motherhood is associated with joy “He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. praise the Lord.” psalm 113:9
it is true that there are many unhappy mothers and fathers. i believe this is mostly because of mind attitude. because society has taught women to think that mothering is an inferior task and careerism is far more important, they feel bogged down with children who interfere with their life choices. they love their children, but they don’t love motherhood. this is the catch! it’s not enough to love our children; we must love motherhood! it is only when we embrace motherhood that we enter into the joy of it and begin to experience the fullness and anointing of motherhood that God intents us to walk in.” ~n. campbell
…woah, this is such a great reminder. it really made me stop and think. am i truly loving and embracing this season that i’m in? i am thankful for the gift i have been given and today i choose to walk in this beautiful calling of being a mom.