Rejoice in hope, be PATIENT in tribulation, be constant in prayer || Romans 12:12
Hey sister! Today we are unpacking three TRUTHS when it comes to patience as wives and mommas. If I am being honest, and you know I will be, girlfriend! I believe today’s society offers us “easy outs” when it comes to patience and our minds. Have you ever told yourself these common excuses? “I’m an impatient person and it runs in my family”…. or “we have too much going on in our lives right now to slow down”….truth bombs, right? Wouldn’t you rather be known as the patient one? The woman, the wife, the mom, the friend who is full of grace, true presence, humility and Jesus…… YES, me too sister!! So~grab your notebook and post these reminders where you will see them on the regular! Trust me, they’ll help A TON!
Step Back to Pause, Breathe, & Pray
So simple, yet probably the hardest to remember….especially when you are in the thick of it! You know those moments sister, (I have them too!) the ones where we are so focused on that “one thing” that leads to pure insanity in your home and ultimately you’ll end up snapping at your husband or children, which more often than not, leads to an overreaction. #guilty
THESE are the moments that you and I live out daily. We KNOW they are going to happen. So WHY do we let them get to us in a way that our enemy yearns for?! THESE moments are the ones where we should pause and breathe and pray. If you have been through our Grounded + Glowing Program then you know that prayer is so powerful as a God-centered women. Prayer is an easy way to pause and spend a quiet moment to yourself to find clarity
Revisit Your Expectations
When we are feeling impatient and annoyed with our spouse or kids, it’s important to recognize WHY. In doing this, you will find that it’s typically due to a disconnect in our own expectations vs. reality. I know that is hard to hear mama, but hear me out. When we have plans to stop at the grocery store for a “quick trip” we may think it will be a 10 minute stop for a missed ingredient or two on the menu for the evening – expectation. However, if you think about it, little Johnny LOVES stopping in the bulk candy aisle during every grocery trip and little Susie LOVES riding the ten cent pony at the checkout. This adds on 20 minutes to any grocery store trip, making your “quick 10 minute stop” really a 40+ minute stop – reality. What if we realize these moments as they are happening? Wouldn’t the level-setting of our expectations and our patience levels be immediately resolved?
Choose to Control Your Emotions
The key word there is CHOOSE, mama. Truly, think about it. When we lose our cool or get irritable, angry, or upset we are CHOOSING to not be patient with the situation, our husbands, or our kiddos. Now, I didn’t say making that choice is easy, but it is one that can really help you turn the corner to embracing patience as a wife + momma~, in your home + relationships. This doesn’t mean that you will become a robot. Of course, we will still FEEL emotions and impatience, but instead an opportunity for us to make the choice to respond and react to our emotions appropriately.
Let’s commit to becoming a stronger role models for our kiddos and to be the wives and mommies we were meant to be! I know that hindsight is 20/20, but momma, this is what the Blossoming Mommy + Baby community is ALL about. Intentional living, day in and day out, through the easy and the tough we are here to learn and grow from one another. The process is not overnight, but together we can learn to create and embrace patient households, patient marriages, patient parenting and focus on a naturally happy home with our loved ones.