Well, I have missed writing over the last few weeks and wanted to catch up and share my heart. Sometimes as we deal with life it can take us away from where our heart wants to be, but we can always find a way of escape and move on out of the rut we find ourselves in. With that being said, I want to share something God dropped into my heart during Sunday School a few weeks back. ( 1Cor. 10:13)
Motherhood is a season in one’s life that takes them to a place they didn’t plan to go. That newborn is the most important being during this time. Many times a mother will open her eyes to a chapter where all the efforts and devotion is for that child, their clothing, social parties, sports, dance, college, and success. Family and friends may suffer along with becoming bitter in deeply rooted unforgiveness for lack of attention from the mother during this time. It is never the intent of a sweet loving mother to cause pain and emotional stress to the ones she loves. Emotional people make little emotional people. How is it that blindness can set in when a young mother is playing the new mother card?
Her goal is to show the world what she can accomplish on her own. While participating in the community activities and events like church, PTO fundraisers, mission projects, voting and all those things that make up a village, she finds herself falling apart with teenagers and a tired working husband who is gone all the time, then wonders how she got to this place. Sometimes during this part of the journey, she will blame others for her stressed out schedule of daily events, causing her to become angry or maybe sick. Some will seek counsel and accept the fact that they made some wrong turns along the way and then move on to getting things back in order.
What would you do if this person just happens to be you? How free do you want to be? How healthy do you want your journey to be? How can we make the journey spiritually, emotionally, physically stable and stay balanced? I believe there is a way to escape all the things that drag us down and hold us hostage. There is no place for idols in our lives. Deep rooted hurt and anger will lead us to more of the same. Seek God, identify the problem, be accountable, lose the pride and be Christlike. Thank you, Jesus, for making a way of escape for us as we love our children without worshiping them.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able: but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor. 10:13