Momma, you're doing
I jerked awake, glanced at the clock. 3:14am.
Sliding out of bed, getting my bearings, I made my way to the kids’ room. The creaking door sounded like a bullhorn at this hour. Advancing to the bed of my littlest, I inquired, “What’s going on, Little One?”
“I had a really, really, really, scary dream.”
“Would you like to tell me about it?” I asked.
She launched into the fear and dread of the dream. This one was particularly frightful. Through discussion, calling on Jesus, and prayer, she calmed. Yet it took awhile for her to settle enough to go back to sleep.
Making a bee line to my bed covers, I recalled that this is what we do. Momma, you sacrifice sleep. You do it to comfort through the bad dream, to play that game, to read one more story, to calm and clean up the sickness.
This is among the countless sacrifices you make every – single – day.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12:1)
You make food and clean it up. Then train your kids to do the same. You put on praise music for encouragement. You teach your kids that Bible verse they need in a situation this week. You play that game when the grocery list needs to be made. You listen patiently as they share why they want to attend an event you don’t approve of. You wait up at night for them to arrive home.
You do the hard thing too…. You tell your child – NO. You choose what is best for them, and not your own comfort.
There are countless things we want to improve on, get better at, and grow in. Yet how often do we look at what we did well today? How we were faithful, courageous, persevering. That moment when we displayed self-control instead of letting it go. The good plan you had today and how you stuck to it. Or got on your knees to redeem a morning that went awry.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)
Momma, you are doing good things!!
A worthwhile work!
One that impacts eternity!
What did you do well today?
You are doing a good job.
Don't want to wait until tomorrow?