Here we are friends…already on to week three. We’re so thankful you’re still with us. If you’re joining us here for the first time today, welcome! It’s definitely not too late to join us and it’ll be easy for you to catch up. All of the links to previous posts and discussions can be found here.
We’ll be talking all week about chapter three: When You Don’t Measure Up. I don’t know about you, but this one really hits a nerve deep within my heart. Measuring up…whether we want to admit it or not, most of us compare ourselves to someone or some-thing, even some imaginary version of what we conjure up in our own minds. Oh, how wearying this can be.
We pray that as you go about your week, you’ll take time to pray about this. Tell God exactly how you feel about yourself and your struggles. Listen for His Voice and see what He has to tell you. Today, Stacey will be sharing her heart on this very thing. I asked her to answer this question (found at the end of chapter three). If God were telling you how to feel about yourself based on your areas of struggle, would His voice be the same as the one you hear in your mind?
How would you answer that question?
From chapter three:
“My fear has always been tied to the illusion that other moms have it all together and I don’t. I have hid for years because I was afraid they would not understand my broken places. As it turns out, I was hiding from women who felt just like me. They were not judging me. They were simply busy hiding their messy kitchens, probably thinking I was judging them too.
What if instead of hiding alone we clumped? Do you know the game Clump? It is it like hide and go seek, except when the person who is “it” finds the person who “hiding” she joins her. In the end, you are all together in one big “Clump” laughing and doing life together. I like to think of Hope for the Weary Mom as just that. We are all hiding in the middle of our own messes.
Wouldn’t it be more fun if we were in it together?”
And that is exactly what this book club is all about….coming out from our hiding places to do life together. We are not alone!
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 NLT
Moms, let’s continue meeting here this week in the comments below. We don’t need to hide behind any masks. What areas some of the areas in your life you constantly struggle with? Do you compare your home, your job, maybe your income or the way you parent and teach your children to someone else? God loves us so much and wants each one of us here to KNOW how cherished we are. Let’s keep going back to Jesus, our Hope, as we continue “clumping”here together this week. And be sure to come back again on Wednesday for Megan’s reflection and Friday for our guest post and a link-up.