When You Don't Feel Like Being a Mom
“Whoever loses their life for my sake will find it ”—MATTHEW 10:39
What do you do when you don’t feel like being a mom? How do you handle those days, weeks, or maybe months when you secretly wish you were doing anything else but changing diapers, chauffeuring kids, and listening to sibling squabbles?
I thought motherhood would always come easily. I imagined that the mothering instinct to love, care for, and nurture would be continually present and consistent. It would always feel natural. But I was wrong. The truth is, from time to time, a lot of moms don’t want to be moms.
In Matthew, Jesus gave us a helpful, if not hard, reminder.
The problem is not in our parenting; the problem is in our hearts.
Being a mom isn't what satisfies our hearts; it’s knowing and serving Christ. What quenches the thirst we all feel is walking in obedience wherever God has us.
As God is patiently growing us and transforming us, He is changing us from the inside out. He gently redirects us from what we think we want to what He knows we actually need. Our hearts will always be restless and wandering until we learn that only hungering and thirsting for God will truly satisfy.
When we don’t feel like being moms, we need to remember the problem is not motherhood; the problem is how we view what will truly satisfy. The blessed life, the abundant life (John 10:10), is not found in doing what we want. It’s found, Jesus said, in giving our lives away. It’s found in sacrificially loving and serving. We find life when we lose our lives. The good life is found in loving God and others, even when we don’t always feel like it! The promise, though, is good. He has promised to satisfy us with good things, even better things than what we thought.
Let’s pray this today: Father, fill me with good things. Forgive me for often pursuing what I want, rather than what You want for me. Teach me to desire You. I know that only You can truly satisfy my soul. Come and fill me today with Your love, joy, and peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
A couple of questions to ponder:
• How have you ever struggled with not wanting to be a mom?
• What is one thing you can do today to hunger and thirst for God?
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Change never happens by accident. Nor does it happen overnight. God graciously invites us into a new life rooted in Christ. It is a lifelong journey, where the Holy Spirit is transforming us from the inside-out, so that we increasingly experience the good life Jesus promised.
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