I Can Do It Myself!

“I can do it MYSELF!!!!”

I hear this on a daily basis from one or both of my 3 year olds.  They want to do everything by themselves. And so I step aside and watch them as they try to buckle their carseat, put on their socks………you name it. And sometimes they get it right, BUT often they fuss and fight with it until they give up in tremendous frustration. THEN, they need Mama’s help.

There is someone else in our family who struggles with wanting to do things all. by. her. self.

Me. Mama Train.

Too often I try to walk this walk all by myself. I forget to ask for help; to ask for help from the only One who can help.  The One who made me. My Father.

I’ve lived to much of my life as if I don’t NEED help. And I’ve often been left wondering at the end of the day, “What am I doing wrong!!!”

Lately, the answer to that question has been showing up in different ways. Songs. Books. Blog posts. THE Book.

So, I am daily trying to let go and give God control of my life. I’ve been encouraged to ask for His guidance and Spirit so that I can serve Him as a wife and mother.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:5-8

~Mama Train

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About Amanda

A Christ follower, wife to Ryan, mom to 4 rambunctious boys, homeschooler, just trying to survive life with lots of littles.

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2 Responses to I Can Do It Myself!

  1. Renee @ Great Peace Academy August 24, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    One of my favorite verses. I have prayed through this verse many times through many struggles! He is always faithful!
    I am your newest follower. :-)

    • Amanda August 24, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      Thanks, Renee!

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