Overgrown Toddlers

A few nights ago I was totally overwhelmed with how much I mess up in a day. Throughout the day I say little prayers to God as things pop into my brain, but at night is when I dive down deep and personal with Him. On this particular night, the realization hit me that no matter how hard I TRY to do better, I’m still awful 🤣

Ok, of course I’m not murdering people or stealing or anything like that. But over and over again I’m yelling at someone in my house, I have chosen to be lazy, I have over-eaten, I have said something mean, I have worried and tried to do something on my own without relying on God.

Luckily I have started to come back to God and relying on Him more and talking to Him a lot more, and I have turned to some amazing ladies who lift me up with encouragement!

I was talking to my cousin-in-law (who is more like a sister at this point!!) about how BAD and CONVICTED I feel about much I mess up. We KNOW that is PRECISELY why God sent Jesus to earth and why Jesus died on the cross. He was/is the ultimate sacrifice for all the times we sin and fall short of the glory. Well my dear sister-cousin (🤣🤣) said something that has stuck with me. She has a houseful of young kids and I have my two, so this was the perfect perspective.

We are God’s toddlers.

Let that sink in. When our children are having a horrible day acting out and, well, being toddlers/kids, we still love them. We do not like their actions, but that doesn’t make us love them any less. Despite their bad actions and their flaws, we love them SO!MUCH!!!! We would do anything for them, right?

God’s love for us is greater than that! He is the creator of all things, and He is the God of LOVE! If your 4 year old, with her chubby little hands and cheeks, comes up to you and says “I’m sorry, Mommy”, it melts your heart. You squeeze them and tell them you love them. You may still discuss whatever the situation was, but all is forgiven. You do not hold grudges against your tiny humans. God doesn’t hold grudges against US! He LOVES us. He CREATED us! There will always be trials here on earth, but that is why we have Heaven to look for. Praise the Lord for that.

If you feel like you are always messing up, listen. Just like a toddler learning to walk, you’re going to fall down. Just like a parent is there to kiss boo boo’s and wipe away toddler tears, God is there for us. He wants you to look for His guidance. He wants you to depend on Him.

God loves you and so do I.

John 3:16 “For God so LOVES the world, He gave His one and ONLY son so whoever believes in HIM shall have eternal life!”

Comment below or email me if you have prayer requests. ❤️❤️

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