Okay, I know I can't control my children, but do you think God ever says that about us. Can you imagine him saying to one of his angels, "I have reminded Teresa not to do that. Why can't she ever learn? " Whether those words were spoken or not, I do know that my Heavenly Father loves me and is constantly wanting to train me and show me the way to go. He is the perfect Father whereas I am the imperfect daughter. But who God is, doesn't change because of who I am. His self esteem is not attached to how well his children live. So why do I as a mom get so frustrated and discouraged with myself over things I can't control. I can't control what my kids do. So why do I get all bent out of shape when things don't go my way? I get bent out of shape because I let that affect how I see myself. Instead, I especially need to remember who I am in Christ and what I can control. I can control the words that come out of my mouth in the direction of my children. I can love them unconditionally and continue to train them in the way they should go. I can discipline them when things get out of hand. I can give them each day to God in prayer knowing he loves them even more then I do. I can work on becoming the mom that my children need. Sometimes all we need is a new perspective.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for showing us your love each and everyday. Thank you for your patience and love with me. Help me to be the mother I need to be to my children remembering that the results are in your hands. Amen