BUSY #momlife

(Written by Ari Smith)

 

Busy. #momlife

Oh life. [[Excuse me while I preach to myself for a minute.]]

“Why is this season so crazy? Not in a “bad” way… In a great way: crazy toddlers, busy in ministry, family time, working sixty hours a week(and being a mom!), church, bible study… etc.” It’s what we always say, right? We blame our stress, on the busyness that life throws our way. No matter what “thing” or “event” it is. We do it. ALL THE TIME.

{{Especially, as moms!}}

The typical response from any of my mommy friends, at any given time… when asked, “How are you? Wanna hang out? Whats new? “Oh life; it’s just so busy, and just so crazy.”

Why are we doing this to ourselves? Why do we feel the need to do it all.

Every big or little good thing or event that comes our way.

Instead.

Let’s stop being martyrs to motherhood.

Let’s take down our pride.

Let’s use this season as a chance to fully rely on Christ.

The fullness of his grace.

The magnitude of his strength.

Let’s focus on the fact that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

When our physical bodies are tired, HE can, and He will be our resting place.

Let’s practice humility.

Let’s practice transparency.

We don’t have to do it all.

Thank God, for his unending grace.

For your partner, friends, The Mothers Nest, family, and church.

Whatever your community is.

Find it.

Embrace it.

Be honest.

Ask for help.

Share your burdens.

Let us watch your sweet babies, let us clean your home, let us surround you in prayer, grab you a coffee, Let us know what you need.

WE. NEED. EACH. OTHER.

Momma, you don’t have to do it all.

Momma, you don’t have to lie.

Sweet Momma, Rest in HIM.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. [Psalm 91:1]

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. [ Ecclesiastes 4:6]

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. [Romans 15:13]