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The Pitfall of Perfectionism…

June 3, 2011

Today has been ONE OF THOSE DAYS.

You’d have thought my kids were enemies from far off camps and that today was the day of the BIG WAR.

And all day, i have been battling the big war of feeling like a failure as a mom.  feeling like i should have all the right words when my kids fight.

feeling like i should be able to not get angry myself when i hear another child scream at a sibling…again.

it’s been a battle, for sure.

but the battle isn’t mine.  it’s God’s.  and he’s already won it in my place.

all i need to do is trust in his unfailing love and let him be my strength when i am weak…

because he promises that he will, and i know that his promises are true.

because i have tasted and seen that the Lord, he is good.

i came across this link as i was reading over at A Holy Experience today….as usual, God knew what i needed to hear.  go ahead and check it out; you won’t be sorry you did.  http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tullian/2011/06/02/the-pitfall-of-perfectionism/

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  1. June 3, 2011 3:05 pm

    I have raised 6 children and it isn’t an easy thing in today’s world to be a parent. We do need God’s help for sure. I tried a lot of different things when my children were fighting. One that worked at least once was to have them take their fight out back and give them a good spray with the hose; it had a shock effect and then they started laughting. It would n’t work in the winter. Otherwise, I just spent more time on my knees asking for the inspiration to know how to calm the battles.
    Blessings to you!

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