Today, I have a special guest for you. For those of you who are guys, please don’t pass this up. You may be able to pass this along to your wife or another mother you know. This message is not restricted to moms alone. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win Becky’s book.
My guest is Becky Kopitzke, the author of the new book The SuperMom Myth: Conquering the Dirty Villains of Motherhood. Becky is a writer, speaker, singer, dreamer, and recovering perfectionist. She tackles the growing myth that moms must be Super Moms with a message of hope and encouragement. With humor and honesty, she removes the capes of perceived Mom-superdom and offers biblical solutions.
Does your journey through motherhood look different from what you imagined?
Do you struggle to measure up to your own standards?
Do you sometimes wish you could be like that other mom who seems to have it all together?
You are not alone.
Here’s an excerpt from Becky’s book…
Do you know God thinks you’re fabulous? It’s true. If you don’t believe that, your battle against the dirty villains of motherhood is doomed from the start. Because before you can wield God’s mighty power, you must first believe that He is on your side.
To ingest this truth deep in your heart, let’s look at some supporting arguments from scripture.
1. God created you, and you are His masterpiece.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:13–14).
2. God knows you better than you know yourself.
“You have searched me, lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, lord, know it completely. . . . All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:1–4, 16).
3. God takes delight in you.
“ ‘The lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing’ ” (Zephaniah 3:17).
4. God watches over you. You are valuable to Him.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6–7).
5. God loves you enough to save you.
“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)” (Ephesians 2:4–5 NLT).
6. God will never let you go.
“‘And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day’” (John 6:39).
Understand that God’s love for you is not dependent on what you do. It’s not measured by how your kids behave or what advanced grade level they’re reading. Your value is not even determined by the number of hugs and kisses and Pinterest-perfect cupcakes you shower on your family in a given day or a year.
Your value is set by God—long before you became a mom. Long before sleepless nights and diaper runs and softball tournaments stripped your energy and your glamour and caused you to question your worth.
God loves you for who you are. We get this: we’re moms. We have an inbred love for our children that persists even when they misbehave or drive us nuts. And if we, flawed mortals that we are, can hold such deep affection for our sons and daughters in spite of their failings, imagine how much more a holy, impeccable Creator God can love us, His own children.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1).
***This excerpt from The SuperMom Myth: Conquering the Dirty Villains of Motherhood (Shiloh Run Press) by Becky Kopitzke is used by permission.
Visit www.TheSuperMomMyth.com for more information, including trailer videos, reviews, and details on where to buy copies for yourself and your mom friends.
The book can also be purchased at Amazon.