Well, it happened to me again recently. And it didn't make me feel so happy. In fact, I felt like a really bad mom....once again.
So, this time I took a moment to reflect on how I was going to handle it. I had to consciously choose to:
- Recognize that my children's choices weren't necessarily against me personally.
- Try not to transfer my negative feelings onto everything else bothering me in my life and blow it out of proportion.
- Recognize the lies of the enemy desiring to bring discord and destruction into my heart and mind.
- Recognize that this is a time when I start comparing myself to others
- Take all thoughts captive to the Truth
Realizing the truth and not believing the lies didn't change my heart immediately. I still had feelings of being a failure. But they were short-lived and I was able to quickly move on with my day, choosing instead to believe that progress can indeed come, even with my failings.
A different perspective gave birth to better thoughts, a better mind-set.
Do you struggle with thinking you're a failure? Do you have trouble separating the lies from the Truth?