PARENTING PET PEEVE ✔️
Parenting pet peeve #557...
I don’t have them numbered...
or do I?? 🤔😂
Sometimes it feels like this many...
You know those moments when you’ve been praying and talking and praying and talking with your children and for some reason it just doesn’t click?
They come to you overwhelmed and discouraged.
They’re heart broken and hurting.
which makes you cry.
They want answers.
They don’t know what to do.
You’ve been there.
So, you pray for them.
You pray with them.
You talk to them.
You text them.
You share verses and words of encouragement.
But it just seems like it doesn’t click. They’re just not getting it.
i.e.~In one ear and out the other.
And then they have a breakthrough.
They tell you they heard a message, they read a devotional.
They talked to someone.
And here is where the pet peeve hits you smack in the face.
Excitedly, they share the words that changed their life,
the “great advice” that helped so much.
And it’s exactly what you have been saying
Yep. That’s hard.
As a mom you just want to scream~
“Are you kidding me?!!
Where have you been the last 25 years I’ve been telling you that exact thing?
Were you even listening at all?!!”
And then, as you’re standing there completely dumbfounded, they don’t understand why you aren’t more excited for their new change of heart.
For their epiphany.
And you have no words.
I don’t know why I let this bother me so much.
Someone else’s advice.
Someone else’s help.
It’s hard on a mama.
But then I think about my own life.
My own walk with God.
When I’m overwhelmed and discouraged.
When I cry and don’t know what to do.
I read God’s word and for some reason, it doesn’t click.
In one ear and out the other.
But then I read a devotional or hear a message and bam!! I have my own epiphany.
My own breakthrough.
As if the speaker or writer wrote it just for me.
And I say “thank you Lord”.
And He whispers back with a smile~
“I’ve been telling you this all along, you just needed an extra nudge.”
Isn’t that what we have been praying for?
For help for our children and what they are going through?
And yet when that extra nudge comes and it’s not from us, our mama hearts sting a little.
This mama wants her mama heart to look more like Jesus’ heart.
To understand that God can use anyone and anything to turn a situation around.
That He heard my prayers for my children and He answered.
And to be thankful.
Even if that answer didn’t come from me.
I’m sure He’s been speaking to me all along about this. Tomorrow I will probably read it in a devotional and get hit over the head.
I’ll tell Him I hear Him today.
And I’m listening to His advice.
✔️Pet peeve #557~
Given to God.