Tuesday, March 13, 2012

..::What do you do when your best isn't good enough?::..

Today, despite all of my best intentions and effort, I failed as a super mom, an awesome wife, and a regular old Sarah. I find myself tapped out right now. At 28 weeks pregnant, with a lingering sinus/cold/fever issue, and a toddler who throws a f-i-t at the drop of a hat, I could barely make it to bedtime- Dean's bedtime that is.

I cried out to the Lord while I watched him fling his body around on the floor, I cried out to the Lord as I said bye to D, and I cried a bit as I fought  sleep/sickness/exhaustion while pretending to have energy and play with my baby bird.

What do you do when your best isn't good enough? Well, if you're a follower of Christ you praise Him for saving you in spite of yourself, for wanting you even though He knew today was going to happen. You praise Him for the promises of His word, for Godly examples of mothers and wives he's provided you to offer encouragement, and you praise Him for allowing your problems to draw you near Him. I don't know what hope I'd have if it wasn't for Jesus.

I read a poem that fits this moment well...I'm off to relax and get a bite to eat for the baby kicking in my belly. Enjoy all you tired ladies out there in blogger-ville. :)

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.
She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.
She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference. At times she got discouraged because so much of what whe did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated. "Is it worh it" She often wondered.
"Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?"

It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.

"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be."
Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. " But I notice."
Most of what you give is done without remuneration. "But I am your reward."

Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.

Your children are precious to me.. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is an offering to me.

You may never be in the public spotlight, But your obedience shines as a bright
light before me. Continue on. Remember you are MY Servant.
Do all to please me.

by- Roy Lessin

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