Mama Friend, You’re Believing a Lie: The Truth Every Mom Needs to Hear

I see a woman who loves her family. Sometimes you lose your cool but you try really hard. It’s kinda like the shirt that says, “I love Jesus but I cuss a little bit.” You’re more like, “I love my kids but sometimes in shorter doses.” Even though you doubt yourself, you’re doing a good job. Every day you wake up and do all your ordinary tasks, you’re proving just how great you really are. Dreams aren’t necessarily made up of lunches and clean underwear but they sure are helpful.

As the kids get older and you start to feel a little relief, don’t doubt the part you play in bigger things. There is only one you and you have an important role no matter what it looks like compared to the internet. Remember, Facebook is a liar. Lots of people do great things but no one has a perfect life. I struggle just like you. I disappoint myself every day because I wish I could do more. So, please stop comparing your apple to everyone else’s orange. You were created with gifts and abilities all your own. No one else can do your part.

“Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

In other words, you have the opportunity to use your amazing gifts to impact everyone around you. Stop doubting. Stop comparing. Focus on the goal. Starting being you. You were made to be great. If you do your part and I do mine, won’t it be fun to see just where God takes us and how it all fits together?


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Kelly Shank
Kelly Beckley Shank encourages women to pursue extraordinary dreams in the midst of ordinary motherhood. Her journey from “dream job” to writer includes some very unlikely stops in Guatemala and grad school that have completely changed her family. Her blog inspires unapologetic motherhood where women are not ashamed to talk about their dreams beyond motherhood while also offering helpful tips to lessen the chaos in our homes. Join her at, on Facebook,  or on Instagram @kellybeckleyshank.

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