Motivating Moments

Sometimes we need a few words of inspiration, wisdom, or encouragement.

Woman praying in a field.

I’ve noticed my breaks that focus on God rather than turning inward towards myself are much more restful. Instead of sitting and thinking about how tired I am, they give me a chance to work through what I’m feeling; I often come away from them even more energized and in a better mindset to parent my kids.

  • God designed and created me.
  • He doesn’t make mistakes.
  • He loves me more than I can understand.
  • He knows how I feel.
  • He has a plan for my life.
  • He adopted me into his family.
  • I’m a daughter of the King.

For years I’ve seen mom advice floating around about how you need to prioritize self care.

“Yes, you need self care, but errands or showers by yourself don’t count!”

Just what busy moms need: more things to squeeze into the day, right? But I think instead of more self care, we need God-focused breaks.

Baby brother snuggling on older brother's lap.

Alistair Begg,

“We are to love our children for who they are, not for who they ought to be. We are to love them as the very gifts of God entrusted into our care.”

Pastor Paul Sheppard, Destined For Victory

“Don’t let the enemy idealize what you want, and meanwhile minimize what God is doing for you now.”

Jim Henson

“The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”

Emily, Mom Made Mighty

“Human wisdom can be misguided. Human strength can fail. Human accomplishments are short-lived. That’s why I try to put my confidence in God, and rely on Him for guidance, strength, and long-lasting purpose.”

Emily, Mom Made Mighty

“My circumstances right now say, ‘I’m tired, I’m busy, I can’t ever find free time,’ but this is a phase of life that won’t last forever. Instead of welling on what I can’t do, what I don’t have, and my current circumstances, I need to watch to see what God says I can do. And then I need to step out in faith and follow him.”

Emily, Mom Made Mighty

“Often our complaints stem from feeling a lack of sympathy, affection, or fellowship. When we don’t have them, we feel misunderstood, overlooked, and alone. What would happen if we took the way we feel to God instead? We’re supposed to pray continually–that includes talking to him when you feel misunderstood, overlooked, and alone.”