smooth, gentle, worn woman

Why is it on the mornings that I read about “TIger Mothers and the making of Velveteen Mothers” do I walk through the morning with my children condemning them?

Why is it on the mornings that I read about temptation do I so easily fall into the trap of shaming my son with my words. Oh this tongue that I can have.

I walk back to the car from dropping my children off at school so easily falling into the trap of condemning myself. Of shaming myself for the way in which I treated them…especially my tender hearted one. How quickly I forget the other words I read this morning: that we need to forgive as much as He has forgiven us. That I need to confess my sin, my shaming words this morning, to my Lord. Asking for forgiveness from Him and from my broken child and then resting in the knowledge that He has forgiven much.

To let it go and realize that in every harsh word that comes from my lips, even quicker is coming the realization that He is using all things (ALL THINGS) for my good. Even my harsh tongue.

That only as I awaken to the temptations and sins within me, can I confess them and be changed more and more into the smooth, gentle and worn woman that I long for Him to make me. Like a piece of sea glass that has been tossed, turned and worn down over time into this piece of beauty.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28

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