Have you ever woke up and already felt defeated? Like I may as well not even get out of bed, because I know I am going to fail my children, fail my spouse, fail my boss, etc. That is how I felt this morning.
My two year old didn’t get changed out of pajamas yesterday. His diaper had gotten changed, at least a couple times. He ate food that was mostly nutritious. He played and laughed and went to sleep peacefully the night before. However, for some reason, I was stuck on the fact that I am failing because I can’t even get my child dressed in clean clothing.
I have a lot of negative self talk that swirls in my head. Often one little moment like this can eat at me and leave me feeling broken and unworthy. But that my friend, is a lie. Satan likes to tell us lies. Defeated, broken and unworthy is exactly how he wants us to feel. By allowing those thoughts to remain in our minds, we are actually giving Satan power over us. So what can we do about it?
Don’t let one moment of your day define who you are. Take time to realize all of the things you are doing right. Fight negative self talk with truth and positive affirmations. Instead of focusing on who you are, focus on whose you are. Although you are not perfect, God perfectly created you. He chose you specifically to be the parent of your children. Embrace it.