Monday, October 18, 2010

Oh GOD, please help!

Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself..I try to have an “all together” concept of running my house the way I want, and it just doesn’t work out the way I want it too all the time…
WHY NOT!?!? I know why: me, me , me…Me not being consistent, me not following through, me not staying on top of it, me not sticking to my guns….It’ me, "the parent"...
Dang it, more work involved!
I definitely don’t want my kids to pick up habits I have that I don’t like about myself…But I noticed when I do get frustrated with stuff around the house, or frustrated at my kids, it’s a habit I continue to still have, or a habit I have somehow managed to teach my kids to do, that I don’t like, and I take it out on them...
For instance….A habit of leaving things out, habit of not picking up stuff, habit on not staying on top of chores, habit of interruptions, habit of questioning, habit of not respecting, habit of not using manners, habit of being lazy…Gosh, I could go on and on and on…I have caught myself in forgetting all of these things personally in my life….I praise GOD that I am not stuck in these habits where it would affect my well being or others around me…I do notice with all the habits I have on a small scale, if I don’t stay on top of things it can develop into a larger scale, towards my boys!!…Can you imagine what kind of boys they’ll  turn into if I don’t get on it now!!  I already see little habits forming, and their only 8 and 7 years old...Don't get me wrong my boys are really good boys, I've been told :) But I feel like I can fall easily into my bubble of brushing things off because I don't feel like dealing with it....
I get frustrated the most with my kids on things that I need to change within myself….It’s not even their fault half the time…When I think  I’m being consistent, I’m really not…I know when I am, because the LORD gives me victory when I am…I need to change, so my kids will see the example I am trying to be, and that is of CHRIST!  If I don’t show them the habits of CHRIST then what am I really showing them… ME??? What a disaster!!!

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work…..2 Timothy 3:16-17   


  1. How about some grace here? The most important thing you can teach your boys is about JESUS!!! and you are girlfriend.... yes, habits are good, but don't forget about the sweet grace from Jesus!
    Love ya girlie.... 8 follower!

  2. I have more grace than I deserve...My strive for life is to constantly be aware that I have the power of the Holy Spirit and I can do all thing through CHRIST who strengthens me!!!