08 May A Victorious Mother’s Day
I can’t believe this is my fourth Mother’s Day waiting to be a mom! I went back and read my posts from the past two years. While two years ago I talked about contentment and making the most of the circumstances, last year I talked about taking a step of faith in anticipation while waiting to become a mom. This year I have been asking the Lord what to share about. There have been so many articles and blog posts shared on social media this week regarding the topic. While most have shared how hard it is for ladies going through infertility, I think the Lord wants me to talk about living in the victory that He paid for.
I feel like it’s easy to get stuck in the ‘infertility bubble’, meaning it’s so easy to get trapped in our current trial that we don’t realize there are so many other situations where people are hurting. That is why I am not going to let one day affect me. I have so much to be grateful for and there are a lot more people who are going to have a harder time on Mother’s day than me. My Sister-in-law who lost her son. Other parents have lost their children too. There are sons and daughters with no parents. Husbands who are alone with their children, but no wife. And, then there are the other 364 days of the year. Those are hard for other people too. For those going through infertility, Mother’s Day might be hard. But, there is much more to this world than infertility. The list could go on and on, and the reality is I don’t want to spend time grieving something I have don’t yet have, because I would rather celebrate all the blessings I do have.
I’m not saying infertility isn’t hard. It is. But, there is so much to learn while going through a trial and I don’t want to miss what the Lord is trying to teach me because I’m so wrapped up in my own problems. Is it okay to have bad days? Yes! I have bad days too. There are times when grieving is healthy and necessary and for those going through infertility Mother’s Day might be one of those times. However, I refuse to let one day steal my joy.
I know my joy is not based on our circumstances or a Hallmark holiday. With God’s perspective we can see beyond our circumstance and know the victory is ours. For believers, our hope is so much greater than what we are currently facing. It is based on God’s finished work already done on the cross. I can celebrate now, because I know how the story ends. I know that I will be a mom. I know that God will fulfill His plans for me. I can stand in a place of victory because Jesus already accomplished it through the cross and being raised back to life.
If you are waiting to be a mom, I guarantee the enemy is going to want to play mind games with you on Sunday (or everyday). Stand firm. Dismiss his attacks. No weapon formed against us will prosper. Don’t let satan win the battle against your mind. Declare scripture over you mind, body, and your situation.
While I might look at Mother’s Day different from others, I hope no matter how you feel on Sunday you spend time with the Lord. If you are grieving, let Him comfort you. If you are crying, let Him wipe your tears. If you are sad, let Him be your joy. Celebrate the victory that the Lord has already accomplished!
Colby and I are going on vacation tomorrow! I’m excited for some upcoming guests posts and giveaways over the next week! Follow our travel adventures here!