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Jun
14

How to Stay Focused on God When Life Feels Out of Control

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Jill Hart - Mixing Faith & Business blogLife as a mom can be hectic.We hurry from here to there. We scurry to clean the house, chase the kids, squeeze in some work and somehow still get dinner on the table. We worry that even though we’re trying to do it all, we may not be doing any of it well. And the days seems to bleed together and everyday begins to feel like a carbon copy of the day before. Diapers. Meals. Work. Sleep. Start Again.

How do we keep our eyes on the Lord when life feels out of our control?girl silohuette

When the kids are melting down …

When we’re overloaded with work …

When we’re tired …

When we’ve come to the end of our rope …

 

Believe me when I say we all have these moments. You’re not the only one who has locked herself in the bathroom in order to have two minutes alone just to take a deep breath. A few of the things that I found helpful to keep me spiritually afloat during my toughest “mommy moments” were:

* Keeping a small devotional book in the bathroom – I know this sounds silly, but it’s amazing what even a tiny dose of God’s Word can do in a life. And the bathroom is the perfect place to claim a few moments of reading time.

* Getting involved – I never realized the value of getting out from behind my computer until I began volunteering at our local homeless shelter.  If you’re feeling lonely or discouraged, serving in your community is a great way to change your perspective!

* Christian friends – Having friends around you who share your beliefs plays a huge part in spiritual growth. We need friends who we can be authentic with and who will tell us the truth – in a loving way – even when we don’t want to hear it.

Being a mom is one of the richest blessings we’re given on this Earth. Whether we’re at home with them all day, trying to work from home or our in the corporate world, there is nothing more important than our time with our kids. And the best foundation for raising great kids is to keep your eyes on Christ.

If you’re hanging on by a thread right now, be encouraged that you are not alone. Reach out and ask someone to pray for you. Get involved at church and make it a point to read God’s Word daily.

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart  and with all your soul.”

Deuteronomy 4:29

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jill Hart is the founder and president of Christian Work at Home Moms, CWAHM.com.

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