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I am a selfish mom!

10 Confession of a Selfish Mom! Are you one, too?

Don’t get me wrong, I adore my children and feel they are blessings in my life. I would not change my situation nor do I wish I was someone else.

I enjoy my 6 children staying home with me, but I do have 10 confessions that I must admit. I often feel guilty about feeling these emotions at time, but I know it’s only the work of the devil.

He wants me to feel guilty. 

He wants me to feel like a failure.

He wants me to feel ashamed.

He wants me to feel inadequate.

After 17 years of being a mom, I still struggle with these emotions. And I imagine, I always will struggle to some extent because I am human.

10 Confessions of a Selfish Mom

  1. At times I want to send my children to their rooms, just so I can experience some quiet time
  2.  At times I get tired of waiting on them and making their meals and want to serve cereal for dinner
  3. At times I wish I could go out to lunch with my friends and have pretty nails instead of eating peanut butter sandwiches
  4. At times I don’t bathe my kids when needed because they always want to play in the tub too long
  5. Most of the time I dread my kids having friends over because it makes more work for me
  6. Most of the time I throw my children’s pictures away that they made for me
  7. All the time I hate playing the preschool games with them, such as, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders
  8. All the time I hide candy from my kids in my underwear drawer and it has yet to fail me
  9. All the time I throw their tiny toys away such as legos when I see them on the ground
  10. Never do I give these emotions over to God completely

I agree it’s normal for me to feel these selfish thoughts at times, but it is a SIN to not give these emotions over to God. He already knows my thoughts, so He isn’t surprised in the least that I am a selfish mom. Since He lives in me, I know I can conquer another day, month, and years of being a mom. He never intended on me to do this mom thing along. Too often I forget He is there right with me. These are His children that He entrusted me with and I MUST rely on Him completly or I will fail again.

Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth – Deuteronomy 8:18

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