1 John 4:4 – You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Have you ever thought back on your life and wondered how you got through it all. Especially thinking about life as you were growing up. From kindergarten on, life was at times filled with difficult things.
I remember as a child I thought life is just not fair on so many occasions. At times I was happier than I could ever imagine and there were those times when I was hurt, sad, angry and in despair.
As a mother I often see myself in my children. I can relate to some of the issues they face. Things like being teased, trying to fit in, or just simply not understanding some of life’s many challenges. When they come to me with sadness, anger, hurt and tears – I see a reflection of me. I always stop, take the time and listen to them. Their sorrow is real.
After listening, I tell them if I could go back in time I would tell my younger self – life gets better. As you take each issue that life throws your way you get stronger and wiser. My son asked, “what would you tell yourself now mommy.” I responded with. “I would tell myself don’t lose sight of your true passion.” I let them know that even as a child and as they grow up,”with God all things are possible.”
Thank you for always seeing me through life’s many challenges. I ask that I will not lose sight of the reason I am here on this earth. Also please give me the words to say when encouraging my children and others.