I can’t…I’m a Mom

14 May


Recently a friend of mine asked me a question that stuck with me: “what goals would you be accomplishing right now if you didn’t have kids?”

When I heard this, I felt a little sad.

Why do we think we have to wait until our kids are older or grown to accomplish all that God has for us?

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And while the friend who asked this question has a million and one wonderful things that she is doing, I thought about those who believe the lie that they must put their own lives on hold while they raise kids.

Yes; God has different plans for everyone.  Some are meant to stay home.  Some are meant to work.  Some are meant to do both.

But nowhere in God’s word does it say that because we have kids, we have to put our own goals and dreams aside to focus 100% of all energies on our children.

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My children are a blessing and I love them.  🙂  That said, I am also raising them to know that just as mommy spends quality time with them, Mommy also spends quality time with Daddy, as well as time on personal projects and work.

Today if you are a parent and are struggling with feeling like you are wrong for chasing your dreams and goals because you have kids, please know that that is a lie.

Your children are not burdens meant to slow you down.  With God, you can accomplish your dreams while still loving your kids and being a great parent! 🙂

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