I bet you’re like me and wish you could be a more patient mom.
Why is this virtue so difficult? Patience. Waiting for something or someone can really get under our skin. As moms, we’re trying to teach our children to be patient. It is, after all, one of those things we’re supposed to do. But I’m wondering, how can we teach something that is such a struggle?
Does this sound familiar?
In the morning when we are struggling to get out the door I can bark, “Hurry up!”
I mean really, must this darling child really take 7 minutes just to put ONE sock on? Where is the other sock? No one really knows, and I swore I just did laundry.
Maybe this scenario strikes a chord with you.
“Dear, sweet child”, you coo “We are leaving in five minutes. Please try to go potty.” To this calm, loving request you are met with what may possibly be a chorus of shrieking eels (yes, Princess Bride reference). What ensues: foot stomping and adamant claims that this is not necessary.
To top it off, you’ve finally got everyone ready and the baby poops. A diaper change means yet another delay. Patience starts to wear thin. Or maybe dissolve completely.
At this point, we may ask ourselves, “Should I make patience a priority?”
At the start of the love list in 1 Corinthians 13:4, this is what we find: “Love is patient and kind”.
And in Ephesians 4:2 it states, “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”
From just those two verses, I’m thinking yes. We as moms should take the fearless plunge to make patience a priority.Click To Tweet
So, how do we combat this problem of impatience?
I think a great starting place is a prayer. Asking God to help grow patience in us. After all, one of the fruits of the Spirit is Patience (found in Galatians 5:22-23). Surely, such a request would be found favorable.
Let’s gather up our courage and take the fearless plunge to make patience a priority.
Do you struggle with being an impatient mom? How do you combat this problem?
I would love to hear your answers in the comments below!
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