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The Biggest Mistake Every Mother Makes

24/7 we go around being mistake makers, don’t we?!  I don’t mean big huge messy mistakes, but just little ones along the way.  Day in and day out.  We forget to  wash juniors favorite shirt and he cries.  Maybe we went to the store to pick up a very important certain something and come home with everything BUT the item we went for.

We simply can’t take life too terribly serious. After all, Moms are only human. 

Mothers have a BIG job.  We wear so many hats that sometimes we simply forget what hat we have on!

White lilac spring flowers in a blue vase

The biggest mistake every Mother makes however, is the one where she thinks she is a failure.  That she isn’t good enough to do the Mom job. 

We look around at other Mothers and THEY SEEM to have it all together.  We look at our child lying on the floor in tears because of who knows what, and we can’t calm them down and we think “what’s wrong with me?”.  Our child gets in trouble at school or on the playground and we wonder why OUR CHILD is in trouble and not so and so down the street.

We wonder, “what have I done wrong?”

Some days we love the Mom job and other days we hate it.  Today I hate it.  I want everything to always be smooth sailing and life simply isn’t going to be like that.

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Big trouble, little trouble…God’s Word is clear…there will be trouble.  But notice the end  of this verse! 

“But take heart! I have overcome the world”

If we focus on our children and their imperfections and problems and think that our value and worth as Mothers comes from these little/big peeps, rather than in the One who has created us…we will lose heart as a Mom.

I always say that God gave me so many children because I have so many imperfections that need to be “smoothed” out.  Polished like a pearl.

Today is one of those days where I face God and say…

“I am not enough!”

Yes the biggest mistake every Mom makes is thinking she is a failure at some time or another and God just smiles and says…

Stand Firm Mother ~

13But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

16May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

Some Bible Verses I’m claiming today with free printable…just for you Mom

Stand Firm Scriptures

Again, let’s not get our value from other people, including our children.  When they misbehave it does not mean that we are failures, it simply means that THEY are human beings, just like us, made in the image of God but also being an imperfect sinner. 

Give them grace and give yourself grace.  Nothing lasts forever and we are not in a sprint but a marathon.  Feelings aren’t facts…Rest in the Lord, because it’s long road ahead…don’t wear yourself out yet…Good days are right around the corner.  Definitely reminding myself about all this today! LOL

You were made for this Mom job.

May the Lord Bless You Today!


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  1. Thanks for this! What’s really helped me is to realize that motherhood IS too hard, and it’s actually supposed to be. I’m not supposed to be able to do it on my own, I’m supposed to ask for (and u) God’s help on a daily (hourly?) basis.

  2. Love those printables! Encouraging and joyful. I think I’ll print those out for next week’s packed lunches for my High Schooler.

  3. Hey Shari Lynne,

    What a good word – give them grace and give yourself grace! We are so hard on ourselves, aren’t we!

    I have a friend that says that between the letters of MOM, she always adds, “Guilt.” She feels guilty of not being or doing enough. I guess we all have these days!

    Thanks for such an encouraging post today!

    I came over on Wonderful Wednesdays to find your site.

    Hope you have a blessed day today~

  4. Good reminder! Another big one is that we believe we can do it alone… and that it all depends on us. While we need to be diligent and faithful and dole out lots of love and acceptance, we have to remember that God can take care of our kids way better than we can.

  5. Hey! This is Jacque K. stopping over from Missional Women’s Faith Filled Friday. I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your story & encouragement.

    Be sure to check out Faith Filled Friday this week. Your post will be highlighted at the top of the link up. We hope some of our mom readers can be encouraged through your post (and that it would bring you traffic as well!)

    Thanks for linking up with Missional Women–it means a lot to us!

    Just prayed for you, your family, and this blog.
    Jacque K.
    Missional Women Intern

    1. Thank you so much Jacque! That means so much to me! I love Missional Women..wonderful ministry! 😀 Blessings!

  6. Hi (again),

    I forgot to give you the code for the button for you to add to your side bar or blog post! (SORRY)

    Thanks for all you do,
    Jacque K.

  7. ooh, good thoughts, Shari Lynne. I love where you point out: “…we think that our value and worth as Mothers comes from these little/big peeps, rather than in the One who has created us…” That is so key, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing this encouragement today. (((blessings))))

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