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Article – Do You Feel Inferior as
Do you find yourself comparing yourself
to other Moms and coming up short? As much
as we don’t want to admit it I think
we do. Often it happens when your children
come home and share what another Mom does
that you don’t do.
What exactly is a “good” Mom
anyway? Is it one who cooks everything from
scratch? Is it one who sews? Is it one who
lets her children stay up late? Often, it
is whatever you think you don’t do
well. I think it would be very hard to come
up with a definition of a “good”
Yet, as CWMs are definition will be somewhat
different. I love the Psalms and how the
psalmist describes us and our relationship
with God. Psalm 139:13-16 says, “For
you created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother’s womb. I am
fearfully and wonderfully made; your works
are wonderful, I know that full well. My
frame was not hidden from you when I was
made in the secret place. When I was woven
together in the depths of the earth, your
eyes saw my unformed body. All the days
were ordained for me were written in your
book before one of them came to be.”
First, of all we are created in the image
of God and he made us the Mom that we are.
He gave us our personality and our special
attributes. We are created in his image.
So, when we feel inferior ultimately we
are complaining about our Creator and how
he made us.
Second, as CWMs being a “good”
Mom means showing and telling our children
about their Heavenly Father and about Christ
work on the cross on our behalf. You see
whether we cook at home or eat out, sew
or buy clothes, (the list could go on),
none of that matters if we don’t point
our children to a saving relationship with
Jesus Christ. There are eternal consequences
to accepting or rejecting Christ.
Now let me be clear Christ draws us to Himself
and calls us lovingly into a relationship
with Him. Ultimately, Christ does the calling
and the saving. Still we have a responsibility
to share Christ with our children. We need
to tell them that being a child of Christ
means we don’t do things that “everybody”
else is doing. As Christians we will be
a peculiar people and made fun of at times,
because of whom we serve. Jesus was spat
on and despised by men, why should we think
we would be treated any differently.
As I close, let me tell you when you feel
inferior as a Mom that often is Satan attacking
making you feel you are a failure. Are we
perfect as Moms? Absolutely not. That is
why we and our children need a Savior. I
want us to realize the world wants us to
focus on earthly comparisons and as Christians
we have a heavenly, eternal focus. We are
going to have different goals for our children
than non-Christians. May we teach our children
to focus on God and his ways.
Don’t forget your heavenly Father
made you for a purpose. That purpose is
to glorify Him in everything you do. So,
glorify Him as you parent your precious
gifts from God.
Take some time today to think about what
you do well as a Mom. Thank God for giving
you that characteristic and give Him the
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain