Mothers are more likely to overthink than fathers. The truth is everyone overthinks, but Mama – she wins the marathon. There maybe a few moms/women who may be exempted from this group so if you are one of them this blog is not for you. But for some of us we have restless thoughts and nervousness when it comes to our children.
A mother’s mind is like a hamster on a wheel. Our thoughts run all around the wheel in a tiresome, repetitive, and unfulfilling ways in which nothing is achieved but we do it any way. Worrying/overthinking is addictive behavior. Our thoughts travel faster than a speeding bolt of lightening because we love with a love that’s more than love.
A mother never stops worrying about her children, even if they are all grown and have children of their own. You have fought many battles on your knees and stood up nice and tall the next morning. You have cried many tears and still keep on smiling. All kinds of anxieties try to get you out of balance, but you manage to keep going.
Anything that you have no control over becomes dangerous to your health. There are times it’s difficult for mothers to see the hand of God, but a strong mother lives everyday believing it’s never too late for a miracle. They believe that if God brings them to it, He will bring them through it, so they wait with great expectations.
The breaking news is, one day you will wake up and not enjoy the consequences of overthinking, and you will be forced to change.
A mother many times has taken a place of friend, a father, a sibling, but sadly no one can replace a mother. So, mama, the way to avoid nightmares is to stop creating scary movies. God has provided a way to overcome unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and have many ways for you to gain the self-control you so earnestly desire.
Take responsibility for your thoughts. Discipline your mind. It takes effort to filter your thoughts each time they pop into your mind, but it is possible with the help of the Holy Spirit. God promises to give you His peace. The more you focus your mind on the right things, it will become easier every time.
Worry can rob you of happiness so stay away from worry. 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us that we are to:
- Get rid of every imagination and every proud idea that comes against what God has spoken
- We are to cage every thought to make it obedient to Christ
God is every mother and her children’s refuge. He is a strong, present, and a great help to those who are weak. Kind of make you feel that strong mothers are almost non-existent as it’s impossible not to rely on God for strength.
Dear Lord, help every mother to trust You with her children. Help us to lean closer to hear Your voice when we become lost in our thoughts. Give us the courage to let every situation be what it is and not what we think it should be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen