Did you know you might be invisible?

What if I told you that much of what you’ve done for someone will be forgotten? Would you still do those things? Even if that person erases your presence from that period of time in their lives?

Suddenly you understand what it feels like to be invisible. Truth is- you’d probably still do all those things again and more.

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Welcome to motherhood: one long journey of random acts of kindness and self-sacrifice. Day after day of laying down even your most personal needs to attend to the needs (and wants and wishes)  of someone else.  All along, knowing those deeds may never be appreciated or even remembered. It’s one big roller coaster ride of emotional gambling. Russian-roulette with your heart and sanity.

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Day after day you’ll put things on hold, give stuff up, and put stuff off- all in sacrifice to help your child. Chances are pretty good, they’ll never ever know or remember even the half of any of it…unless they become mothers themselves. (And even then, maybe not)

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Motherhood is being quite aware of your invisibility and still working yourself spent anyway! This is a perfect example of love in action…knowing what you do may never be noticed and possibly not remembered and proceeding on as usual.

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So, to all of you weary mommas who feel forgotten and are struggling with trying to find one more ounce of emotional energy to keep up the good task of raising children-

I have some advice.- Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish. Its vital. If you don’t attend to your own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs (and wants) then you will become as “spent” as an overdrawn bank account. To keep all the above in perspective as a momma? See the scripture below for the best advice…

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Most important advice from the Apostle Paul:
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”(Colossians 3:17)

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What if we all read the following daily?

What if we all read the following daily? In these over-stimulated-with-information-digitally polluted times, we need biblical refreshments like these below.

I Corinthians 13- 

1 ¶ If I speak human or angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.

3 And if I give away all my possessions, and if I give over my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 ¶ Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant,

5 is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs.

6 Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.

7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 ¶ Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part,

10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.

11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things.

12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known.

13 Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love  —  but the greatest of these is love.

Philippians 4:4-8

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

5 Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

8 ¶ Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable  —  if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy  —  dwell on these things.

What are you dwelling on lately? Me? I’ve been mentally overloaded. Ironically, with my own self inflicted rumination. So, I’ll definitely be meditating on these scriptures and crowding out the negative noise.

Dear reader, may The Heavenly Father bless you this coming week! Take time to connect with Him –read your Bible, pray, and get out and enjoy the beauty of creation.

 

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