Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Confession - My Kiddos Are Not Angels!

Tonight when I told my boys it was time for bed, I was looking into the eyes of my oldest boy who was glaring at me with the darndest hard core look you'd ever seen.  You've got to be kidding!  MY LITTLE ANGEL? Some days are awesome with hugs and kisses and "mom, I love you" and "mom, you're my friend" then I get the "h*ll no, I'm not doing what you ask me to do!" look and I'm thinking "where am I going wrong?" 


I really do pray every night and morning for God's guidance to raise these charming children of mine, and then when something like tonight goes on - I litterally feel like my child is possessed and I need to perform an exercism.

I do notice some trends in behavior and so I really try to avoid certain things that set off bad behavior or attitudes in my children such as watching TV and avoiding being on the phone or internet.  And I try really hard to bond with my children and train them up.  It just breaks my heart to see my children act in such a way, and in my mind I immediately flash forward to the teen years and think "I'd better get these boys under control now!"

I hope I'm not the only mom out there that's having these days, nights, mornings, etc.

Please, please, leave me a comment and pray for a better tomorrow!

Here are some comforting scriptures I try to remind myself of as I reflect on my job as a mother.

Deut 6:5-7

"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."

Prov 22:6

"Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Prov 13:24

"He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently."

Prov 22:15

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him."

Prov 23:13

"Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die."

Prov 29:15

"The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother."

Eph 6:4

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."


Lela Paden said...

I'm with you sister..... Some days are easier than others. some days I find myself using the rod more than I want to. We just have to stick to our guns and be consistent in everything we do. I will be praying for you today. God is Good and He is in control.

Rachel said...

You are not alone. They do this to us all. I know how frustrating it can be when it seems like the day has gone so well and then there's a melt down before bed.
You are doing a great job raising your kids and you have put them in the true care of God, and He will take care of them. Thanks for your scripture reminders too. I needed to read those myself.

Olivia Orsborn said...

thank you ladies! Today was such an awesome day! The boys were almost flawless, here's to another wonderful day tomorrow!

Bill and Amanda said...

Well, I know this is a little late. But I'll be praying for you as you're raising and training your children, praying that he'll give you love and patience, praying that he'll give you wisdom and energy.