August 30, 2010

Do you really want to be a Super Mom?

Super Mom
Abiding Mom
Tries to impress others
Pleases the Lord (Eph. 5:10,Proverbs 29:25)
Is controlled by an agenda(curriculum, schedule, etc)
Is controlled by the Holy Spirit: (Gal. 5:22-26) (Uses curriculum & schedules as tools for orderliness so she's more free to follow the spirit)
Her self worth is found in her accomplishments (clean house, perfect kids, the perfect bulletin boards, etc.)
Her self worth is found in an accurate view of who she is in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:10)
Her peace is found in the “perfect” environment
Her peace is found in Jesus in the midst of any storm (Is 26:3)
She is discouraged by failure
Failure reminds her that God's strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9-10)
She expects perfection from herself and others
She practices grace with herself and others (Eph 4:32)
She teaches her kids to be good
She teaches her kids to be Godly (Proverbs 22:6)
She is frustrated with her lack of spiritual fruit
She abides in Christ and bears much fruit (John 15:5)
She does things with her children
She builds a relationship with her children (Deut 6:6-7)
Her perspective is based on what is seen
Her perspective is based on what is unseen (Col 3:2)
She chooses quantity of activities
She chooses the most excellent Way (I Cor 13)

Thanks to Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler for this wonderful chart!


Joy for the Seasons said...

A friend of mine recently posted that on Facebook and I love it! Such a good, good reminder of our need for a godly perspective.

Meredith said...

I SO needed to see this. Thank you!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE it... a great reminder on a Monday morning on what really needs to be the focus of my week!

Sandy said...

Taking a break from cleaning the dining room rug...
What a great reminder this is to all of us!!! Thanks, Sweetie!

Karen said...

What great reminders!

Tracey said...

Love this.

Suz said...

This is great!!! A good reminder of when the enemy is trying to tell us to be super mom. I much rather be a Godly mom. It is so freeing!

You are a wonderful example of the right side of the chart!

Kelli said...

Awesome! Great reminders! I plan to use this for a bible study I am part of. Thanks for posting!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

WOW! thank you for posting this wonderful encouraging reminder. such good truths to live by.

Southern Girl said...

Thanks for posting this! I love the conviction it brings to my spirit to create some change. Thank you, God, for your grace and mercy!