When Giving Up is Not an Option
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Because time is short before my husband deploys I will be having a few people guest post for me so that I can spend more time with my husband before he leaves. Today, I would like you to welcome Sonya from Becoming a Strong Woman of God. Sonya is known for her encouraging posts for mothers and wives, and today’s is no exception. Read on and be encouraged!
The alarm clock goes off and you think, “It’s already that time again?” Time to start the day and watch carefully what the Lord has in store for the day.
Then it happens:
you hit the snooze only to head back into la la land. You get snuggled back into the blankets only to have it happen again,
the alarm goes off.
This time you feel the Lord nudging you to get your day started before the family awakens so that you can have a sobering spirit in showing everyone in your house love,
your entire being is telling you, “They can get their day started without you. Go ahead and get more sleep.” You fall back into la la land not really noticing that the darkness is trying to take over your day.
The alarm clock goes off again this time you wake in a panic because now you are behind and off schedule. Thinking WHY did I listen to my entire being and just get up when the Lord nudged?
You jump out of the bed to run into the children’s room, in a frantic to get them up so you can be somewhat on time. The children are in a deep sleep, snuggled in their blankets not wanting to get up and face the world yet.
You’re off to get a quick breakfast started so they can have full bellies and pack their lunches. You then run back into their room to bring them out of dream land so they can start the day.
Then it hits you all at once as the kids struggle to get out of bed, while the clock is still ticking to get out the door on time, that they do not want to get up.
You can feel all your love exiting out and everything inside telling you,
“I can’t do this anymore, I want to give up”.
I can’t have a sober spirit in the midst of chaos, I can’t take them not listening, them not following the rules, them giving up when that is not an option.
Why did I not just get up when the Lord called?
When will I feel His peace in the midst of this chaos? How can I get myself back so I can then share that with my children?
It’s at that moment that I long for that peace from God, that we enter the car and head off to school that I feel the Lord’s peace over me, telling me, “Be quiet, listen I am here.”
I sit quiet for a few minutes driving down the road. I lean over and tell the children that I am sorry for falling behind this morning will you both forgive me? I then ask them to bow their heads so that we can pray to God to be with us throughout this day.
Then the Lord reminds me, that giving up on me is not an option. He knows I will fall short, fall off path and most of all try to do things “my way” sometimes. He tells me that He will always be there to pick me up and never give up on me. He asks,
“Will YOU be there to let me pick you up when you fall?”
Then I know why giving up is not an option. The Lord has intrusted me to be a wife and a mother and there will be times when I feel like giving up.
with the Lord is the only way we can find the peace we need to carry on when we feel like giving up as a wife or a mother.
Joshua 1:5 “ No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you”
Are there times you want to give up?
Sonya blogs over at Becoming a Strong Woman of God on faith, homemaking, marriage, and raising boys. This year begins her first year of Homeschooling. She a military wife to her husband Jay who will be retiring next year. Seeing the need of getting God’s truth out to as many women as possible leads her to the blogging world. She loves encouraging and lifting up women. When she is not being super mom, she is on a baseball field somewhere.
Thank you SO much Katheryn for having me today. It is always a blessing to share my walk with others. Blessings to you
No problem of course! You are such a blessing to me!
What a beautiful post. I’m so guilty of rolling over and going back to sleep.
It is so much easier to just roll over isnt it? I am glad I can get the strength I need from the Lord to not give in and just get up more times then I hit snooze too much…