It is so difficult to be a mother… especially in today’s society. There are so many books, blogs, websites, television shows etc… that give advice on how to raise your children. There is a new study every day that says this or that will do irreparable damage to your child. Keeping up with all of it is exhausting and gilt-inducing.
It is important for me to remember that I will not always do everything perfectly. Sometimes my children will eat something off the floor, or pee at the park before I can stop them from pulling down their pants in front of EVERYONE.
The important thing to remember when I feel that mommy guilt is to look to Jesus. He reminds me in Romans 8:1-3 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.”
Christ came for me… to be a sin offering for me… to set me free from the law of sin and death. When I am feeling as if I do not measure-up I look to the Truth of God’s word.