One step at a time, moms. Much awaits our children but we don’t accomplish teaching them everything they need to know in a day nor even a week but over time. Lots of time.
Mistakes and mishaps.
Lots of repeats in this business, huh?
And….through joys and fun times, laugh-outloud comments and silliness….let’s not forget those. God works the same way in us. There are hundreds of steps we are climbing in the course of a lifetime….we don’t climb the whole staircase ourselves. If we were to, we’d be overwhelmed and probably run back down…to the basement! There are days I am sure we all feel like doing that, just like there are days when it’s hard for a kid to be a kid (even in Australia, right?!) but we hold our children’s hands through those days just like God holds ours. And He doesn’t ask us to endure those days alone. He is with us and provides support.
Through His presence.
Through His Word.
Through the Company of others.
He brings back-up. Support. Faithful friends and family. He is God and can do all things. And wants to do those things for you.
Where is God bringing you as you parent in this season of mothering? What small step is He asking you to make?
A step of trusting in Him?
Waiting on Him?
Getting rid of something undesirable?
Stepping out of your comfort zone?
A step of change?
A step of attitude or adjustment (or an attitude adjustment?!)
Whatever staircase you are climbing and stepping on (and even if you are stopping for a bit before having to take the next step), God can be trusted on the way up, the way down (if need be), and even on the landing if you are between steps. He is our faithful guide and protector who won’t let us fall. He has has a plan, remember?
Of all the steps you are taking, be sure not to lose sight of that one, mom.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Keep climbing, mom. You are doing great!