Battling Selfish Thoughts

Hey friends, and welcome to the blog!

I hope you are doing well. I’m grateful to say that the Lord has been so good to us.

I’ve been thinking more about how I can serve Him and others while being a stay at home mom. While it is the biggest blessing to take care of and to spend time with my family, I have also had a couple of small opportunities to hopefully do something good for others outside of my home.

Friends, these opportunities are small. But I do think that every little thing we do is meaningful to the Lord if we act with a willing spirit and a good attitude.

Yesterday I had to keep reminding myself of this. A lot of things didn’t go exactly as I had planned.

But thankfully, I realized that my attitude mattered. I may have exhibited a small level of stress once or twice, but overall, I kept my thoughts focused on my attitude and how it would affect my children.

The Lord has shown me that life goes so much smoother if I keep my thoughts focused off of myself. Selfish thoughts are stifling! They make me act in dreadful ways, instead of focusing on what God wants me to do.

Taking a minute to breath, and to refocus on what the Lord wants me to do goes a long way.

So yesterday, I did just that. Before I knew it the stressors had passed, and I was thankful that I wouldn’t need to apologize for my behavior.

I have had to apologize to my children for my behavior before. I think this is important. Our families need to see us with a repentant heart if we’ve behaved wrongly.

If they recognize that we want to do better and see the error in our own ways, they will be more likely to forgive us.

I guess these are just a couple of my thoughts this morning.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, friends. Let’s remember to serve our home and family well!

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