How many times in a day do you find yourself saying the word enough?
Lately I feel like a broken record. Enough fighting. Enough arguing. Enough yelling. Enough ugly words. Enough. Enough. Enough.
As a mother of two, one boy and one girl; two years and 5 days apart, I’ve had enough. 9 and 7 years old right now, I have no idea how we’re going to make it to 10 and 8.
……Yet I do know how…..
I must focus on today. Not tomorrow. Not yesterday. I must guide, teach and train in today. For each day is new with no mistakes in it. What happened yesterday doesn’t matter, what tomorrow will bring doesn’t count. Today is enough to handle on its own.
I must remember that I’m not alone in my struggle. I’m not the only mother that feels she’s had enough. (If you’re relating to this, know that you aren’t alone remember I’m writing about it! LOL!) Fighting, whining, crying, all have their times. As do playing, creating and learning.
I must remember where to find “my enough”. Enough strength, enough love, enough patience, enough compassion. “My enough is found in Him! Jesus has all the enough I will ever need!
When I feel broken, crushed and weak, I must rest and lay it at His feet. Oh, how easy it is to write and say that, I must get it through to my head. I know He is my enough, but I must remember to lay it down. at. His. feet.
There are days that seem as if they will never end.
At times I have just tuned them out. Yet, I wouldn’t leave my kids alone for them to live and fend for themselves. That is not responsible and would not be beneficial for them. But, when I take a hand off approach, I might as well be. Sigh.
It is at these times I am failing my children. I am missing wonderful opportunities to teach and train my children, with “the enough” I can receive from Jesus.
Enough. Jesus gives me enough. Enough strength for my day. Enough compassion for the tears. Enough patience for the fights. Enough.
I must receive His enough. I must ask for it in faith, knowing He will provide enough for my day, my moment.
The next time you go to say “enough”, thank Him for being “enough”. Pray for what you need Him to give you enough of in that moment!
How has Jesus met your need for enough? Share in the comments!
Misty is a stay at home, homeschooling, crunchy, Christian wife, and mother of two wonderful blessings. Her hubby is a self employed fisherman, and a Mainah through and through, thus we live in Maine. You can find her blogging about faith, family and life experiences at Simply Helping Him.