Letters to a Stepmom: On Performance, Pride and Worry

Dear Stepmom, 

I find myself worrying about my child’s performance, life plan, faith, amount of time spent with Jesus. But today, the internal narrative of worry changed. Today, I heard Him say: I will bring to completion the good work which I began in you. Then, I heard it anew for my daughter. As her mom, I will continue to pray for, invest in, nurture, and teach. But ultimately, even more than my commitment, God has promised to bring that good to fulfillment. 

Truth is→  

He is faithful and I can trust Him. It may look different than the route I charted or the plans I devised. It may be a windier road, with more cliffs and valleys. With mistakes that I wish she wouldn’t make because I don’t want her walk through the pain from the consequences. Or choices that make me cringe at what others will think of us as parents?

But He loves her more than I can imagine, watches over her coming and goings and will use her life to bring glory to Himself. 

Practical Encouragement for today → 

Read Psalm 121:8 “The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and forever.”

Grab some lettering or calligraphy pens, colored pencils or crayons and write out Philippians 1:6 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Set a timer for 5 minutes (10 if you can:) and lift up your worries to the Lord, lay them down at His feet, and release them. Then sit in silence and listen for His comfort and peace. 

You can trust Him to write your story, and your childs. He is the perfect writer. The author you want to sign! And He already picked you, your role is to surrender and let Him do the work.

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