You Can’t Judge a Book by its Social Media Cover

Today I was reminded by a dear friend of mine

something that has secretly been nagging me

and that is how

most times blogs,

Instagram and Facebook,

usually set up other

mothers and friends for failure.

 

What do I mean by that ?

The one picture I post of my beautiful kids, life, husband isn’t necessarily real life and you guys need to know that.

 

We are blessed yes, but don’t be fooled.

I fight with my husband.

I have bad days.

I am usually in sweat pants, no make up and I can’t remember if I brushed my teeth.

My house is beautiful, but usually a mess.

I do not want to be a stumbling block to my fellow mothers and friends.

“Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. ” Romans 14:13

One picture,

one post,

isn’t always the real depiction of a circumstance.

Everyone is battling something around us

I have bad days

I yell at my boys

I sometimes think thoughts I shouldn’t

I am not proud of that.

But here is the best part

I serve a  God whose love never fails.

And he saved me,

not because of a pretty Instagram post or family.

He saved me because he is a merciful father who bestows more grace upon me than I could ever give.

I post this messy picture of my real life in hopes that you all see me.

My family.

It’s not posed.

This is real life

We usually never sit at our dining room table

it’s at our kids table in the homeschool room.

My hair is up because normally I cant find the time between lessons and household responsibilities to actually do it.

I am wearing black because I have a few pounds I would like to lose.

Where’s James ? Yeah because of our poor parenting and lack of discipline lately

he’s not at the table.

(he’s playing with trucks )

My kids don’t use utensils, their hands seem more fitting.

Here’s my point,

stop looking at a POST  and feeling less than who you really are.

Less than who your SAVIOUR is.

Before I put one  “perfect” picture there was ten horrible ones.

My life is messy, but still beautiful .

I fail daily, but I am forgiven by God

and for that I am forever grateful.

 

 

 

 

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