Are moms really blessed… all day everyday?
I used to think being “blessed” was all about focusing on the good things and good circumstances in my life. That having “good” and “favorable” things happen in my life, was truly the essence of being blessed… Until I became a mom.
I am not sure about you, but when I’m having a serious mommy moment with my little lady, or when I’m faced with checking my own expectations… or when hubby and I have to do the hard work of figuring out how to parent on one accord… that whole “children are a blessing from the Lord” can seem a bit far fetched. (Just me… oh okay)!
Listen, when I’m faced with a poop explosion, or a toddler tantrum that seems to last ALL DAY, or a toddler who is overwhelmed with extreme tiredness and refuses to sleep unless I hold her (and I have other things to do), or when I’m faced with literally NOT one THING working out as planned… I’m not thinking “I’m so blessed”. I’m actually questioning myself, trying to figure out where I went wrong, because clearly this ain’t the life God promised me.
So I’ve been really praying and thinking about it. What does it really mean to live the “blessed life” as a mom? How are we really “blessed” when we all face various tests and challenges as moms?
Then I read Matthew Chapter 5… and verse 6 stood out to me;
6 “Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied. Matthew 5:6 AMP
Well, that’s when it hit me. In that very moment of prayer and divine access to the Father… I felt a tiny little shift in my perspective. (Won’t He do it).
I’m not blessed simply because of what I have or because of what I do/don’t experience. I am blessed because of my position in Him. (Read that again). My position grants me access to HIM! And as I posture myself to seek/trust/obey Him, always, in the midst of EVERY triumph, trial and test, I find EVERYTHING I need. I find JOY, PEACE, REST, LOVE, STRENGTH, FAVOR, GUIDANCE, ABUNDANCE, ASSURANCE… THAT’S the blessed life!
Please don’t miss the message. Yes, I am extremely aware of how “fortunate” life is. I’m am grateful for my life, my family. I am grateful for every resource, tool and gift. I am grateful for the protection, and keeping power of my Father!
I am also grateful that my “blessed” position in Him, isn’t swayed by any of those things, nor the circumstances I am trusted to overcome!
So yes! As a mom, I can live a blessed life… ALL DAY EVERYDAY.
I am blessed because God is with me and Jesus lives within me
I am blessed because God is covering me, He is my strong tower
I am blessed because God is directing me, all I have to do is seek and I will find Him, always
I am blessed because God’s grace and mercy follow me, EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF EVERY DAY
I am blessed when life is going “great”, as well as when I’m in the midst of the tears, challenges, and difficult circumstances. I have access to Him!
We have access to Him.
We have access to everything we need because of our position in Him! And all things are working together for our good… all of it is a part of the blessed life.
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