The Right Narrative

I woke up to another day of overwhelming emotions. Hopeless draping over me.

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It wasn’t until the evening after a couple of days and a couple of naps that I caught my narrative.

I told God. I told myself. My self-talk was negative. I said things like “I can’t do this today. I can’t be a wife. I can’t be a mom.”

I tried to move myself out of the ditch. I prayed and asked God to help me get out of this funk.

over 40 hours later, I realized, I have had the wrong narrative.

My weakness and pride says: I’m over it… I can’t…

The truth: God, you have to help me. Only by you can I go in and through my day loving my husband and children well.

I can’t make anymore decisions for my husband and five kids.

Truth: God, what is one thing that I can do to love my husband well? With God, I can meet their needs and hear their hearts.

There is too much to do as a mom, I feel like giving up or running away from my responsibilities.

Truth: I have a lot to do. Not all of it will get done today. I can pick a few things to get done. God, will you put to my wings.

I’m tired and overwhelmed.

Truth: Though I am tired and overwhelmed, I don’t have to stay this way. I can be engaged with my emotions and go from here.

I have many things on my mind and heart that are the wrong narratives; however, I choose to think powerfully and partner with truth.

Let’s pray: Dear God, when I feel a surge of emotions and overwhelmed I can run to you. Please help me to form good thinking. I thank you that I can ask for strength for today. Thank for you grace that is sufficient for me.

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By MamaDea

Life can be full of hope and abundance; I am certain we can find it because the life we want and desire: Jesus came to give us life and we can have it abundantly! A little about me: I am a wife, first. Next, I am a mama to five children; my husband and I have four daughters and son! I love to connect and talk about things of God and look for beauty in life.

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