Food for thought…He equips us

 

 

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As I walked upstairs at church yesterday, I looked at a big coffee table that a talented couple in our church built.  There is a scripture inscribed in it that says “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”

The past few weeks I have been discouraged with the behavior of my kids, and with my lack of patience for their bad behavior.  I have been striving, asking God why they have no conviction, no sympathy for the feelings of others.  I have felt like a failure as a mother.  Wondering if I am doing something wrong, wondering if I am a hypocrite in the eyes of my children because I am not patient with their bad behavior.  Being impatient while I am correcting them for their impatience with each other.  Ironic.

We often can feel like a failure in different areas of our lives, feeling unequipped to walk worthy of God in the callings that He has placed on our lives.  Feeling inefficient as a wife, mother, and friend.  As I read the scripture on that table, God reminded me that all I need to do is follow Him.  Read it again, “follow Me and I will make you fishers of men”  All I am required to do is follow Him, He will make me the mom that I need to be and the wife that He wants me to be. He will equip me for all that He has called me to do.  I must follow.  There is a good work that He started in me the day I surrendered me life to Him, and He promises to be faithful to complete that good work.  To finish what He started.  To make me what He wants me to be.  I must be faithful to just follow Him as He molds me, shapes me, and prunes me. 

I can rest in that scripture.  I will always fail as a mother.  I will always fail as a Christian, but He remains faithful to complete what He started in me.  I am a work in progress. I must follow Him wherever He wants to take me.  Rest assured ladies, He will make you what He wants you to be as you follow Him.

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  1. Beautiful blog as always. I too, am feeling impatient with my children a lot of the time and I need to show them the love that God shows us. Mercy, grace, forgiveness and patience. They learn better by example than they do by mommy yelling and throwing her own temper tantrum. Lol. Being a mom is tough! I don’t know how others do it without Jesus.