There’s no doubt about it, having kids will change your life FOREVER!
Remember when you and your spouse first started dating and thought, We don’t need anything but each other. We can live on love! You get married and spend all your time playing kissy-face and sucking the lips off of each other for days on end!
Eventually, some babies come along. All of a sudden, things change! There’s not as much time to play kissy-face because there are babies to be fed every few hours, diapers to be changed, and baby clothes to be washed. That little bundle of joy becomes a full-time job for the next 18 years. Life becomes super busy really fast.
Bottom line, the daily stress of taking care of your family can sometimes cause you and your spouse to look at one another and say, “What were we thinking? Remember when we used to sleep in on Saturday mornings? Remember all the time we used to have to hang out with friends and the hardest decision we had to make was what movie to watch?” It’s easy to become dissatisfied because, let’s face it, raising kids is hard work, and you can’t take time off from parenting.
Don’t allow the devil to plant thoughts of discontent in your mind. He’s a liar, and he’s trying to steal from you. If he can get you to dwell on the negatives, you won’t be able to live the abundant life God has planned for you. Jesus said in John 10:10 (NIV), “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
God has a rich, satisfying life planned for you. He wants your family blessed so that you can be an example of what a strong, godly family looks like on this earth!
The Take Away:
The Bible says in Psalm 103:2 (NIV), “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” If you’re going to live a rich, satisfied life, you have to constantly focus on the good things God has done for you. Stay built up in the Word and in faith, and expect Him to do great things for you and your family. Confess this: “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits…” (Psalm 68:19 KJV).