I never imagined those words would ever come out of my mouth: “I don’t want to be an angry mom.” I’d never struggled with anger before. Who was I kidding? To think that just because I had never struggled with something like anger in the past, it would not show up, glaring back at me?
So when you think you are standing firm, TAKE HEED. Never think that you are above any sin. I surly did… We are all susceptible to any sin. That is why it is so very important, dear Mom, to be in the Word of God daily. To have your sins confessed. To be washed in the Word. To be clean and white and pure.
It got me thinking… maybe parenthood and the struggles we face just bring out what is deep within our own sinful hearts. All the crud that is way at the bottom… it comes rising to the surface. As I swim in Seneca lake on those warm Summer nights, I often see all the seaweed rising to the surface. It floats to the top and collects in one heaping pile of thick gooey yuckiness on shore. It’s ugly. It smells. It is a good thing when our sin comes rising to the surface! It is not always pretty, but as the seaweed rises onto the shore of your heart, confess it and get rid of the mess (1 John 1:9).
When God’s power is living and vibrant in our lives, there will be no room for seaweed to collect (at least not as much to rake up).
I’m linking up with Courtney’s GENTLENESS CHALLENGE!
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