“Mom, I try not to take the candy but my brain walks away and wants to get the sugar.”
She’d been told countless times not to take food out of the cupboards. Even when we place the snacks up high, I’d catch her climbing up cupboard shelves.
I’d vacuum and find wrappers hidden under the ottoman.
So I tried to get to the heart of the matter with my 5-year old.
Why does she keep doing this?
“Mom, I try to make good choices for God but my brain doesn’t want to make good choices for God.”
I had to hold back my chuckle because I knew the feeling all too well.
I have felt the same way when I’m trying to control my anger and not yell at my kids. As hard as I try, I’m in a battle with my sinful nature.
Paul explained it well in Romans:
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Romans 7:5
So here we were, mom and daughter…both wanting to do right but struggling with the temptation to do wrong.
She feels like stealing candy to get a sugar rush and I feel like yelling to release stress.
Be angry and do not sin. Ephesians 4:26
How do we train our mind to desire the satisfaction of self-control more than the instant gratification of releasing our frustrations through yelling?
By recognizing our anger triggers!
I would love for you to hop on over and read my guest post at Rear.Release.Regroup to discover how to avoid these common anger triggers.
Ruthie is hosting an anger management series on her blog in March and April!
Are you ready for a Mad Mom Make-Over?
Ruthie has also started a FB group to offer support and encouragement for moms. It’s called MTO (Mom’s Time Out). I love Ruthie because she’s been through these stages of Motherhood and totally gets it. She is welcoming, nurturing and one of my favorite things about her is that she is FUNNY! Yep, she makes me laugh. This group offers support, encouragement, and accountability.
MTO (Mom Time Out) is live!
MTO is a closed Facebook group for moms in the trenches, tired of reacting to daily conflicts or annoyances in family dynamics with anger or frustration.
At MTO you will find a place to share your story and interact with others who have been there too.
You will find support, encouragement, Scripture Pillars, Goals, and a plan of action for attacking those feelings of overwhelm and frustration.
Click the picture or any of the orange links to>>> join MTO today!
We’re waiting for you, mom!
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