If you are anything like me, you are constantly praying for more paitience. With my kids, I always find myself having to breathe and take a moment to woosah. It's a struggle people! On top of that, I have boys. Do you know how hard it is to have to tell your five year old every single day to NOT put his socks inside of his shoes? Or hard it is to tell your ten year old to stop doing things that make the five year old scream. I even have to have patience when it comes to giving attention. I can be doing one thing with one, and here comes the other, trying to compete for my attention.
It is a struggle. Whether you have one kid or multiple, being a mother takes a lot of patience. I am still learning this skill. I think I have a lot more patience with my second son. Only because I was young when I had my first son and I was learning to be a parent. So I took on a lot of things I saw women in my family do. But as I get older, I'm learning to be the mom God is calling me to be.
Galation 5:22-23 but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Looking at that scripture lets me know I should have all of those things as a mother. My pastors preached a lesson, where they began to talk about how as long as we have true love for God, we can bear fruit because all of those things tie in LOVE. I began to think to myself, if I love God, why don't I have more patience with my children? If I am constantly yelling at my children, speaking ill of them and not building them up, I obviously don't love God the way I say I do.
Proverbs 14:29 whoever is patient has great understandning, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Now maybe, just maybe, I love my children more than I God. When we love a human being more than we love God, our love for man will never be perfect. They can't teach us to love. We have to love God more than we love our children so that God can teach us how to love our children and we can have patience.
So when you are with your babies and you feel youself loosing patience, check your love level. It is not easy, I know. But remember, our children repeat everything they see in us. If you are a mother and you have mastered the skill of patience with your child(ren), tell us below how we can be better at being patient. Being a mother never ends, but we want to do it to the best of our ability with grace and patience.