Running on Empty
Running on empty can happen to anyone, but I think moms are at the top of the list. From morning until morning on some days moms are on call. When we find ourselves here it is easy to take shortcuts, rationalize choices, or just plain quit.
In my life, there are three things that can help me on the days where I am exhausted and the walls are closing in on me. All three find their roots in our only true energy source, God. I find when I can follow these pieces of advice my outlook begins to change.
Lastly, comparison is never our friend.
When we are staring down our laundry room that has clothes oozing from it, scrolling Facebook is not what the doctor ordered. II Corinthians 10:12b
“…but they measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
What helps you on the days when you are exhausted and the walls are closing in?
10/12/2019 07:17:03 am
I am pregnant with my first and while I know the worst of it is ahead of me... I am tired! Your encouragement is very appreciated. That last bit especially. I am under a month into this blogging journey and it's so easy to compare myself to other established, successful bloggers. I don't need that stress and so I thank you for sharing your wisdom.
10/12/2019 07:48:06 am
Johanna, I so hear your heart!!! Comparison has been in the details of much of my daily journey lately. I cling to the fact that He who calls us will also enable us to perform His work. The key being....His work. Trust in that promise in every area, and God will show up every time.
10/12/2019 08:06:44 am
Johanna, welcome to the Christian blogging community! So glad to meet you and that you found us here. Congratulations on your upcoming birth and the birth of your new blog!
10/12/2019 09:54:21 pm
What a power-packed encouraging post! From a great-grandma I can tell you there is a lot of wisdom in it.
Yes and amen, Patsy! We all need to keep in mind and do your suggestions here! It's so easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if you're a young mom in the trenches. So I'm grateful you've specifically given that segment of our community some loving care! Pinning for sure!
10/14/2019 11:11:09 am
I so enjoyed this! Amen to avoiding comparisons & going before the throne of grace! We hide in the bathroom to eat snacks (so gross) & I gave up matching socks 4 years ago. 💜 Thanks for this.
EXCELLENT, excellent tips! When our children were all young, I determined to put RELATIONSHIPS first. That meant sometimes we ate breakfast for supper because if I made a regular meal, I'd have nothing left to give my family for the rest of the evening. It meant some days during our homeschooling years, we took a "field trip" to Grandma's or to the park so that Mom could get a mental break and we could make some good memories and build relationships instead of us getting stressed out and annoyed with each other trying to finish assignments. Grace, not perfection.
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