Squash Mom Guilt. The enemy knows exactly how to discourage you and make you feel like you should be doing more, reacting better, or having more patience. No mom on the planet thinks they are doing things perfectly despite what Instagram may portray. So, when you are feeling like a failure and feeling as if you are not measuring up, remind yourself that it is a tool from the enemy and use it as a pivot opportunity to lean into God’s strength. I also think allowing others to call this out in us is another huge tool in helping us fight that failure feeling. Asking our small group members, friends, and family to catch us in our negative thoughts and allowing them to speak life into us helps to combat the lies of the enemy.
—Jacki C. King, Arkansas