I read the headline of a friend’s post. She was excited about getting her life back because she was enrolling in school.
My heart cried, “But….you already have a life! That beautiful daughter that you’re helping to become a young woman would say the same thing.”
How many times does a mom feel that she’s missed out on “living” while training up her children? Our children catch that. They know our heart attitudes just as deeply as they know the forced smile.
Every day is our life. We cannot rewind or do over.
I’m a big cheerleader for moms enriching their lives! I even wrote about it in Momma, Keep on Learning. We have desires that have had to not only take a back seat, but be cut out of our lives completely. Some of those may have been the very thing that God needed to cut in order for us to be free to answer a higher call.
I feel that we have to be mindful of our longings. Longings are sometimes thieves of our being in the here and now with our children. Longings can sometimes lead us to believe that we don’t have enough or can never be content without THAT thing that we’re missing out on.
Align the role and season of your life right now with the work that the Father has us to do. He’s willing to give you wisdom to use your gifts, strengths, and abilities while you’re nurturing your children.
God is our source of definition. We find our purpose when we walk in His wisdom.
Every day is our life. You have a life. Live daily to the full!