Satan wants to steal your motherhood.

If you pay attention, you can see it happening;
you can hear his whispers.

“Try harder.

Do more.

Be more like her.

You can’t do this.

Check your phone.

Find an escape.

You’d rather be anywhere but here.

Your kids are awful.

You made them that way.

Why do you suck so bad?”

Do you hear them? I have. I still do. And for a while I believed them. But here’s the problem with believing them.

Belief turns into behavior.

When we start believing them, they come true. Our home becomes a place of insecurity and self-doubt and disappointment and shame, a place we wallow in negativity. Our kids see it within us; they feed off of it. They become it.


But y’all. There are other whispers. They will be louder if you let them. If you write them on your heart, frame them on your walls, speak them out loud, sing them in the car. Because God is whispering things to you, too. He’s competing for your heart. He’s speaking life-giving words over you that will change the way you see yourself, that will save your motherhood.

“I chose you and called you by my marvelous grace.

Goodness and mercy follow you.

My yoke is easy, my burden is light.

You have peace in me.

Joy comes in the morning.

You are free indeed.

Do not be afraid.

A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit.

Do not be anxious.

Take heart, for I have overcome the world.”

You have a Heavenly Father who loves you and your children desperately, who wants you to hear Him. Your kids NEED YOU to hear Him. Because only then will you mother in confidence and boldness and courage and strength. Our kids will see it within us; they’ll feed off of it. They will become it.

Satan wants to steal our motherhood.

But God wants to put joy and truth and life in our motherhood; He wants to save it.

Which whispers will you listen to? Choose wisely. Your children are depending on it.

Originally published at Jordan Harrell, Writer

Jordan Harrell

Jordan writes about the days with her three kids and wonderful husband to help her get through the days with her three kids and wonderful husband. She's really good at eating chocolate, over-analyzing everything, and forgetting stuff. In 2017, Jordan founded, a blog and boutique that serves as a ministry for coaches' wives. You can find her at jordanharrell.comFacebookInstagram, or Twitter.