How to Stay Focused On God When Life Feels Out Of Control
Life as a mom can be hectic. We hurry from here to there. We scurry to clean the house, chase the kids, squeeze in some work and somehow still get dinner on the table. We worry that even though we’re trying to do it all, we may not be doing any of it well. And the days seem to bleed together and every day begins to feel like a carbon copy of the day before. Diapers. Meals. Work. Sleep. Start Again.
How do we keep our eyes on the Lord when life feels out of our control?
When the kids are melting down …
When we’re overloaded with work ...
When we’re tired …
When we’ve come to the end of our rope …
Believe me when I say we all have these moments. You’re not the only one who has locked herself in the bathroom in order to have two minutes alone just to take a deep breath. A few of the things that I found helpful to keep me spiritually afloat during my toughest “mommy moments” were:
* Keeping a small devotional book in the bathroom. I know this sounds silly, but it’s amazing what even a tiny dose of God’s Word can do in a life. And the bathroom is the perfect place to claim a few moments of reading time.
* Christian friends. Having friends around you who share your beliefs plays a huge part in spiritual growth. We need friends who we can be authentic with and who will tell us the truth - in a loving way - even when we don’t want to hear it.
* Getting involved at church. I never realized the value of getting plugged in at church until I started serving in our church’s AWANA program. I met new people and began to feel like I “fit in” in some small way. If you’re feeling disconnected from your church - jump in and serve!
Being a mom is one of the richest blessings we’re given on this Earth. Whether we’re at home with them all day, trying to work from home or our in the corporate world, there is nothing more important than our time with our kids. And the best foundation for raising great kids is to keep your eyes on Christ.
If you’re hanging on by a thread right now, be encouraged that you are not alone. Reach out and ask someone to pray for you. Get involved at church and make it a point to read God’s Word daily.
“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” -Deuteronomy 4:29