Being a mom is hard. I know that is not anything new to most of you but it just has to be said. I am not sure if there are season that are harder than others but I would imagine every stage has its own difficulties and delights. Right now I feel like we are in a crazy season. We have a 2 year old that needs constant training and discipline and a 9 month old that just started to crawl! Yesterday was another hard day, which lately I would say I probably have about 2 to 3 hard days each week with them. They are not bad children, they are just a handful and I get tired. It was good to have another hard day because I was listening to a radio program and they were talking about something completely different but they talked about relying on God. It is a simple truth, nothing profound but it was profound to me. God has given me these 2 little kids to show me, once again, that I must depend on Him. This truth took my "I need a break" mindset to a "I need to depend on God" mindset in a matter of minutes.
I looked at this verse this morning to reflect on today as I know my 2 year old will whine and probably ask my the same question 20 times. I also know my 9 month old will go to the 2 things that he can't touch and repeatedly touch them again and again. "Serve by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ." I Peter 3:11. I need to not only have a mindset to depend on God but it must go further than that. I need to depend on God not to get me through the day, to help me not blow up, but I need His strength to glorify Him in being a mom. It is about Him, not about me. I am here to worship and bring glory to God in whatever season I am in. Today I will turn to God for strength before the lovely chaos starts so that I might glorify Him.