I would love to be able to tell you that I strive every day to more like my Lord. That my days are filled with me perfecting my walk so I could be more like Him. But the truth is I don’t really try to be like God because I am to busy trying to be God.
I wonder if most mothers fall into this trap…
The God complex…I will control the situation and therefore get the outcome of my heart. Even God realized that it was best to give His children a free will…yet I have a problem letting my kids have one. There are times that I look in my Bible and see where I don’t really think that the free will thing really worked out so well for God…look at Adam and Eve…Cain and Abel…need I go on? See…I have such a God complex that I think I can even improve on the way He does things….Oh Lord..help me to trust you and your ways.
The Savior complex…when my kids screw up, I want to help. I want to fix it….but sometimes I only make it worse. They have got to work some things out on their own…or like our Savior…be there when they ask…but realize that they have to come to a point that they want to be saved. Oh Lord …forgive me…maybe if I didn’t try to fix things then my children would learn to come to you more.
The Holy Spirt complex…now I know I am not the only mom with this one. I often decide that the Holy Spirit must be a bit busy…and therefore it is my job as a mom to lay the guilt on my kids. Oh I’m good…I gently nudge…unless of course that doesn’t work…then I come in with the 2×4. Pointing each and every stumble in their life that they may not be aware of. Lord…has my nudging made them numb to your leading?
Forgive me for trying to work my way into the trinity….help me Lord to realize that you have God…Savior …and Holy Spirt under control…what you need from me…Mom and Grandma…is a woman with a praying heart.
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus…..1 Thessalonians 5:16-18