Imagine this for a moment: You find your self in a public place. Picture a specific place, let’s say the grocery store. Your pantry is almost empty and you are at the point of feeding your kids cereal for every meal. You can’t wait to go to the store for one more day, so you give in and just take your kids with you. While at the store, your kids are getting hungrier by the minute and looking at all the yummy food is making it harder for them to wait. They start crying and are having massive melt downs. All eyes are on you. You don’t know how to make your child stop crying and the insecurities are beginning to pile up.
Does this sound familiar?
I have been in similar situations before. It is not fun!
Now, as a mom of four children, I have learned to brush it off. Though, there are still some times when it can be too easy to get wrapped up in my own thoughts and I always end up caring too much about what others think.
I have learned how to fight insecurities during those times.
My self-confidence is in Christ, not in how good of a mom I am
I don’t have the answers to everything and I make so many mistakes. I am learning, along with my kids, what motherhood entails.
This is why being a mom is becoming easier with my fourth one. I do with number four what I have learned with the three kids that came before her!
During the seven years since becoming a mom, I learned that I need Christ to be able to fulfill my role.
“My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into it’s own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in my weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 MSG
I am so thankful for this promise. Even during days when I feel like I don’t have the strength to keep going, Christ is there with me. He becomes strong in me!
Would you like to learn more about how to fight insecurities?
One of my favorite things about blogging is getting to make new connections. I collaborated with another blogger, Jenny, and her blog, Home After Three, by writing a post about self-confidence. I shared three more things that I have learned through my experiences. Number two is so true for many moms and it is one of the hardest to fight!
Go check it out to find out how to build self-confidence and become the mom your kids need.