I usually consider myself a Superwoman, a Super Mom if you will. Balancing full-time work, full-time college, kids, PTO Meetings, bible study, basketball, soccer, and tumbling…well I just got it all together, don’t I? Or MAYBE NOT. This past weekend I had an experience with my son involving “boy stuff”, and for the first time I felt like I couldn’t help him. I felt useless. Bad thoughts started filling my mind about how it was my fault he doesn’t have his dad around to help. I cried and drowned myself in self-pity. The one thing I couldn’t help him with, made me forget everything else I have been great at. I feel like being a mom can sometimes become my identity. Everything I do revolves around trying to be the best mom I can be. And don’t we do that so often? We fail at something we do and think we have failed as a person. Our life is over! Am I the only one this dramatic? What we do, instead of who we are, becomes our identity. When someone asks me: “Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?”, of course I talk about being a mom, but being a mom is not everything I am. Many people let different things define them, like their job, their kids, their marriage, their talents, how many degrees they have, how new their car is, or how good they look. Take these things away from them, and they are completely lost, they don’t know who they are. This was me for a very long time. This is why many of us feel disappointed at the end of the day. I have learned that our self-identity and worth can only be found in Jesus Christ. His plan for our lives give us purpose, and when we surrender our life to Him to use us for His glory, the mistakes we make along the way will not define us, because we know who we are in HIM.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”- Ephesians 2:10 ❤