When I wanted to become a mother, I dreamed of how it would be.
I saw myself as loving, sweet, attentive and trustworthy.
Though that was the case a lot of the time, I found that it wasn't as much as I had dreamed of.
Stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion led to disconnect, depletion and frustration which caused me to act in the opposite direction of how I had dreamt.
Shortly after a particular memorable "mommy yelling episode" when I lost my cool and I failed again at attempting to hold it together,
I began being diligent with my prayers asking for the Fruits of the Spirit.
I knew these gifts were ones that Mary, an inspiration for all mothers to look to, had set an example of these qualities. I aspired to possess them as well.
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control.
I am by no means perfect at them now or for every aspect of my motherhood, but I do exude them more often now.
I also use my current vocation as a life coach to help overwhelmed women find peace (fruit of the spirit) in their lives no matter what season of life they are going through.
Ask and you shall receive. I asked for help to have the fruits of the spirit and believed I would receive these gifts as I grew in faith and grew in my desires to have them.
In the weeks to come, I'll be exploring each of the gifts. Together, let's see how life coaching concepts along, with gaining clarity through a spiritual lens, can have us living- Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control- in our everyday lives.
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