Mom, are you suffering an identity crisis? When you introduce yourself, do you say, “I’m just a mom”? Do you see your own shortcomings and minimize the role you play in your kids’ lives?
I understand the temptation to think that way. On the surface, there’s nothing glamorous about chasing kids around the house, fixing meal after meal, and stepping on toys scattered down the hallway.
But motherhood is a unique calling. You’re not simply changing diapers; you’re molding character. And raising today’s children to become tomorrow’s teachers, influencers, and leaders is no easy task. Like no other role in life, motherhood requires sacrificing your own wants and desires on behalf of others. That’s why on any given day, a lot of mothers feel like they’re inadequate for the job.
I encourage you to give yourself some grace. Laying down your life for your children takes more than “just a mom.” It takes a superhero.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Finding New Strength as a Mom,” Heidi St. John offers encouragement to you as a mom, especially if you feel overwhelmed or discouraged by everyday tasks. With humor, Heidi shares the “mom fails” and wonderful moments every mom faces. She’ll remind you that God has plans for you and will equip you with what you need to raise your children to be godly, faith-filled adults.
Heidi St. John has written a book, Becoming Mom Strong: How to Fight with All That’s in You for Your Family and Your Faith, which is available for a gift of any amount. For more information, visit our website.