there’s something i’ve been working through recently.
and it seemed to come out of no where.
but it’s real & so i want to share.
i’ve been worrying and getting anxious much more than normal. and it’s mainly been in relation to being a mom.
now, i’ve been told many times since becoming a mom, that i’m very chill (in a good way) & that i don’t let things bug me, and i would say that’s true!
but the one thing that i’ve been stressing out about is my son’s weight. now, my son was born weighing ten pounds one ounce, and by one month old he was over thirteen pounds already, and has consistently kept growing, so i have absolutely no need to worry.
but, i had anxiety the last week or two leading up to his four month check-up. why? no clue. but, i do know the enemy was trying to steal my joy. and i had no reason to believe him.
but i did…
i thought about hudson’s weight multiple times a day and even tried weighing him on our scale to see approximately what he weighed. any comment by anyone in relation to weight made me feel anxious that i wasn’t feeding him enough and comparing his weight day to day, thinking he was even losing weight.
the enemy knows how to get to our thoughts and completely make us obsess over something unnecessary.
anyone else relate?!
WE NEED TO STOP LETTING HIM HAVE THIS POWER OVER US!!!
in talking about the enemy, john 8:44 (NIV) says, “he was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. when he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
the father of lies.
we need to let that truly sink in. we don’t have to give into those lies he speaks to us, because when he speaks, it’s always lies. but i think if we’re all being honest with ourselves, we give in to those lies more than we’d like to.
just because our flesh begins to doubt, worry, and feel anxious, doesn’t mean we have to!
Jesus is filled with peace, so if we’re not feeling peace, we need to check who we’re letting speak to us.
isaiah 32:17 (NIV) says, “the fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.”
stop listening to the voices speaking lies, but instead, listen to the voice that is true and full of peace- JESUS CHRIST.
we had hud’s four-month check up and his weight was perfect. i could’ve saved myself a lot of worrying if i had just trusted my FATHER from the beginning.
thank you Jesus for your peace & for continuing to love me, even when i let my thoughts stray from your truth.
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