Feelings of inadequacy in Motherhood



I've spoken to so many of you in messages recently who have expressed feelings of inadequacy in motherhood. That you can barely manage with 1 or 2, how do I do it with 5? Can I tell you something, mamas? Every mom feels this, regardless if they have 1 child or 12 because our performance oriented minds want to compare our accomplishments in a day to what others are doing.


I distinctly remember when it was just Selah and I - feeling those same self doubts. Watching mom's who had multiple kids and made it look so easy yet here I was struggling with one, barely able to take a shower most days. Something I've learned in my 7 short years as a mom is that the Lord gives you the strength you need for each season. One baby felt like a lot when I had 1. Two kids felt like a lot when I had 2. And now that I have five, it feels like a lot. I look at moms with more kids than me and think they're superstars. Similarly, one child would be a breeze for me now because I've walked the road and learned things along the way I didn't know then.


I've always said the Lord WILL give you more than you can handle, because then you have to rely on Him more. This is so applicable in motherhood. So know that your overwhelm is normal & you're doing an amazing job. Years from now I hope I'll look back at the current version of myself and remember not my feelings of inadequacy, but the joy I've felt in each short season with my children. ❤ And yes, Enoch did, in fact, dress himself.


"He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that have young."

Isaiah 40:11