Motherhood is one of the highest and noblest callings in the world, but it can be corrupted by becoming the core of a woman’s identity.
Truth is, a follower of Christ can suffer from mental illness like anyone else.
We think our lives are best kept in safe, labeled, separated compartments. We are scared to get our hands dirty, blend and bend and reach outside our own expectations and parameters. But what happens if we invite God in?
Recently, I was having a discussion with a group of colleagues and we were sharing our working mom stories. One of them stated that she felt that she would not be able to sustain her career and be a mom although she desired children. I briefly told them my story and my ending phrase was “Don’t try to be a supermom…she doesn’t exist.”
And for about ten years…I was that teacher. I had the rare honor of truly living my dream, every single day and I loved it! But, then that moment was gone…and I was devastated. “Who am I, if I am not a teacher?”
“Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” – Luke 12:15
For God does not show favoritism. – Romans 2:11
In dire need of a Father, our hearts cry out to be adopted, parented, and guided.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” – Romans 8:28-29
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5