Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bad attitudes - in mom and the children

I will admit that lately we have been struggling with bad attitudes in our home, mine and the children's. I have been praying about it, reading the Word and my children have been writing scripture verses, but it isn't improving as much as I would like. Now don't get me wrong, it isn't that every word out of our mouths is hateful and we aren't at each other's throats constantly but our attitudes are poor and our speech is not always kind. I want us to be looking for ways to do good to others and that our speech would be edifying - so far that isn't happening.

Also, I have really been convicted lately that I am not joyful as the Bible says I am to be. God is working on me in that area because I tend to let my circumstances and other people's attitudes effect my own instead of consistently being joyful, as God says I should be. I am working on it, really I am but it doesn't change overnight. Not for me anyway. I will continue to pray, to read His word and to memorize scriptures that pertain to this area. I will try very hard to think before I react and to remember how God would have me to be.

Do you struggle in these areas? Surely I am not alone in this. How do you handle poor attitudes or speech in your home - either with yourself or your children?  I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions.

Blessings to each of you,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rashel. I hear your heart. When my children were small, I had the same struggles. Some days I just needed to be in survival mode. But if you stay there, you miss a lot. What I wish I did more with my children was pray with them & for them EVERY day. Don't get me wrong, my three children are all serving the Lord today. But I needed to chill more and have fun with my children. The teachable moments come. And love always opens the door to God. Rashel, don't beat yourself up. Just sit with God and tell Him how much you love Him. And let Him tell you how much He loves you. The housework will always be there. You're children won't. Pour joy into them by looking at how unique God has made each one. My husband & I used to have date nights. One of us would take just one child out on a date night. The children couldn't wait for their turn. It gave us a chance to focus on one at a time. It wasn't every week but like every 2 months. It was a special time. When my children are here now, we laugh and share and it's wonderful. Blessings to you and your family, Laurel