Friday, November 1, 2013

The Best Way to be a Good Mom

In our world, there are so many things that try to define us as women and especially as moms. So many books, blogs, shows, tweets and people trying to make us into their definition of motherhood.

So many definitions of a "good" mom.

Good moms have their kids in every sport.
Good moms limit sports and activities.
Good moms homeschool their children.
Good moms let their kids go to public school.
Good moms don't let their kids watch TV.
Good moms workout every day and eat healthy.
Good moms feed their kids organic food.
Good moms have pinterest worthy homes and meals and crafts.

Good moms...

Our identity can easily be defined by a million different things. Our hands can feel like they are being directed by the push of what "good" moms should do.

The reality is that our identity is defined by God and that, as His called and dearly loved child, He will equip you to be the woman that He has created you to be. He will direct your hands to be the mom, the wife, the friend and the person that you should be.

This is key... He defines what kind of mom you need to be for the children that He asked you to raise.

If we allow our identity to be determined by any other source, we will only feel failure, discouragement and struggle.

I'm challenged daily to let my identity as a woman and as a mom be defined by my Creator and allow His hands to guide my way.  

My prayer is that when other people look at me, they won't see me trying to create an identity of my own, but that they will see Him through me.

Fun on the journey,


  1. Love this! The world tells us too many things, conflicting ways even, that make us a good mom. But the only thing that should matter is being the mom He has called us to be and letting Him shine through us. Great encouragement!

    1. being the mom He has called us to be... sounds like a sign for our mirror in the morning :) something we need to see every single day.

  2. I'm not feeling at all like a good mom today....... I'm struggling to feel adequate for this task, feeling like I'm letting my daughter down in so many ways, and failing to be a good representative of my Jesus in her life. Thanks for this , I need to rest in His definition of who He wants me to be.

    1. praying with you! We all have those days and need to be reminded that Jesus is the answer and He will guide us, making each new day fresh!!


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