WHEN REGRET begins to rise in me over a harsh word or a sharp tone I’ve used with my children, I remind myself to honor those hard moments as part of the becoming. God calls me into being—continues to create me—through them. I can let go of control, of trying to figure out who I am or what I am meant to do, and trust that in time God will reveal to me the fullness of who I’m being created to be.
This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice
From page 70 of This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice by Lauren Burdette. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
—Philippians 1:5, NRSV
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Here I am, Lord.
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