I told my husband one day I was going to start taking things day by day, just embracing the chaos.
How do we do that?
How do we embrace the chaos, day by day?
Have you ever been to an elementary school on a major holiday?
Like Valentine’s Day, Halloween or Christmastime?
It is pure, crazy, exciting chaos. Controlled chaos because teachers are amazing. But chaos nonetheless.
Blake had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and a class party that was a blast. He has an amazing teacher this year and she did a wonderful job. I felt very blessed to be apart of it. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see pictures from his day.
As parents and mothers there is a lot of chaos.
I am a planner.
My life needs structure and schedule and I need to know what life is going to look like.
Which is impossible.
And as a Christian I know that.
Three years ago my life was changed.
I learned about something I had never heard of in my entire 24 years of life.
The Sovereignty of God
God is in control of everything, everywhere, every single day, forever.
The peace that overcame me, my life, my relationships the way I looked at the world and the things going on completely and totally changed.
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”Colossians 1:17
I tend to struggle with worry, anxiety and other feelings like fear of the future and anger.
When a new challenge arises. When there is chaos all around me. Or even if I’m just having a bad day God is working all of these things for His good.
“And you say: God is amazing. At the worst of times, he seems to turn things around and make the bad work for good. And, of course, Jesus, brutally murdered, rose from the dead, giving life to all who trust him — the best story of all.”By John Piper. © Desiring God Foundation. Source: desiringGod.org
This quote is from the article “Will God Hurt Me and Call It Good.” To read the entire article please click here.
Chaos and Motherhood
Motherhood has taught me so much. It was after I had my first son did I realize my complete lack of knowledge in the gospel truth.
I will always be amazed by God’s glory and mercy. How He has worked every little detail of everything.
So how do we embrace the chaos?
By keeping our focus on Christ and Christ alone. When we trust in Him for everything we can we embrace the chaos that motherhood brings.
When I think about my children I know that each day is a new memory with them.
So in the midst of all the chaos I will love my children and my husband.
Always looking towards Christ.
Everyday I will thank God for allowing me to be my children’t mother and my husband’s wife and I will do my best to bring glory to Him.
I will take each day as it comes and face the challenges before me.
Day by day, embracing the chaos.