I struggle with this so many times.
Feeling spread too thin. Not able to meet the struggles coming my way with confidence and tenacity.
Not having clean enough floors. The beds not made as neatly as I would like. And Lord help me, the LAUNDRY!
I walk by the mirror and think, "Wow, you sure do have a long way to go!"
But this week, I have come to an understanding that I would like to share with any of you who possibly feel like I do.
I am not enough. By myself. On my own.
I am enough with the One who calls me ENOUGH.
I realized the more I treated myself this way the more my baby girl would follow suit.
She struggles at such a young age with feeling enough. Unable to control the roller coaster ride around her. Things that I cannot fix. Things that I desperately wish I could.
We started staring fear, insecurity, and SATAN in the face. We have no reason to be scared, to cower down, to divert our eyes. We have a God who gives us AUTHORITY and strength that Satan cannot remain in the presence of.
We started a few months back doing mirror talks, nothing fancy, just right before we brush our teeth in the mornings I stand with our baby girl and we stare hard into the mirror. I start.
"I am..." By now that's all she needs. She can take it away. And boy does that do this mama heart good. Hearing my little girl declare who she is because of Christ, in the face of Satan every day, as a toddler.
I AM BEAUTIFUL.
I AM STRONG.
I AM SMART.
I AM LOVED.
Not on our own accord, but because of Him.
The next thing we are teaching her is to quote scripture aloud. To be able to use it and when Satan comes, and he does come, she can tell him to hit the road.
Listening to her boldly proclaim that she will not be afraid for the Lord is her helper in times when all I could do is hold her, is SUPER humbling. She is learning to be a warrior.
You are a warrior too. Just like our little one, you have to peel back layers of hurt, insecurity, and fear to find it, but it is there.
Satan has come to destroy, and in this generation, it starts with our minds, our tenacity, and our faith.
I am just so glad I serve a God who does the hard part for me. He just wants me to proclaim and hold fast to what He has already promised.
Love and Laughter,