Do you ever feel inadequate as a mother?
Sometimes it is a feeling that strikes us only in certain moments. I remember when my oldest son was a baby and the times he would be inconsolable. Oh did I ever feel inadequate!
Moms can sometimes feel inadequate during certain seasons in parenting. The challenges are overwhelming and you wonder if your decisions are the right ones.
It’s not always bad to feel inadequate. Once you believe that you have this mothering thing down, that’s when life comes up and slams you. Then where will you be?
For it is oftentimes in our moments of inadequacy that we realize all the more how much we need the Lord’s help…that we really can’t do this mothering thing on our own.
When we do that and we begin to surrender our inadequacies to God, He starts to equip us. He gives us the words, the direction, the insight, the encouragement, whatever it is that you most need at that time.
As we learn to make this a daily practice, we begin to feel not adequate in our own right…but equipped through the Lord to be not the perfect mom, but the best mother we can be.