I'm a Christian mother who struggles but tries to carry a relationship with God. Lately, I feel rather sad because I read these verses about loving God more than anything, which I get. However, it talks about not being able to love your kids or family the same. I do love God but now I'm afraid I dont love him enough. I feel as if I make repetitive sins, try and fail, and am almost worthless. I constantly feel guilty when I buy something nice for my girls or dont settle for less. The bible states to give up everything for God. Does this mean I shouldn't buy nice things? Have a family? I feel lost. I also desire to have more children and constanly think about it (total baby fever lol), and I feel guilty for that like God thinks I'm not content. Is this bad? I'm lost. I pray and still feel discouraged. :(:(:(:(Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:03 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Putting God first, focusing on Him, usually leads to a lot of the other stuff in our lives just kind of fall into place. If God is a priority in your life and you are abiding in His love, then you will have more love and patience to give to your family. And it doesn't mean that you never have nice things, it just means knowing and acknowledging WHO provides you with those things.
I do understand what you mean about wanting another baby. I have been TTC for over a year and God has not seen fit to give me another baby. I do feel selfish sometimes and like I'm just not being thankful enough for what I have. I just have to keep reminding myself that God knows the perfect timing for another child, and he may have another plan for me entirely...like adoption. I have to pray daily for patience, but I promise that doesn't make either one of us ungrateful or worthless to God.
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