I pretended to be a momma from a very young age.
I had looked forward to being a momma since I was 3 or 4.
I talked about being a momma with my friends and husband.
I waited, impatiently, to be a momma as a married, twenty-something chick.
I built motherhood up to be this perfect,
It was going to quench my thirst and satisfy me.
I held motherhood so high on the "desire" scale that, pretty much,
nothing could compare.
Motherhood is good.
It is a gift from our Creator.
It is a self-sacrificing role that is important.
But, it can become an idol.
Motherhood is my mission work and my job.
It is what I do day in and day out.
It can very easily become all consuming.
But, it should not be my primary focus.
My primary focus should be to show them Christ and glorify Him.
Everything I do, think, feel should always roll back to Him.
If I choose motherhood to exalt myself and satisfy only my desires,
it is no longer a beautiful design, but rather sin in my life.
We can't go into motherhood searching for complete satisfaction.
True, it is an amazing experience that does produce some satisfaction,
but if we expect it to "complete us" then we will be left very empty and disappointed.
When we look outside of the cross to fill our hearts,
we will never be content or satisfied.
We cannot find it in our husbands, our kids, our job, our church-
it must be in Christ alone.
If you find yourself in the midst of motherhood and feeling dry, weary, and broken,
refocus and be sure you are looking to Jesus for your hope and security,
not your kiddos.