Mommy Moments Monday

Mommy Moments Monday:: Finding My Identity

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In June 2013, I had just given birth to our second baby girl and became a stay-at-home mom. I went from working full-time at a large financial institution responding to credit disputes to being home full-time with a newborn and three year old. I went from having a structured work environment where I knew what I was going to be doing each day because I could plan it out to changing diapers at all hours, changing sheets after naptime because of an accident, and being constantly “needed”. I no longer had to worry about ways to measure employee engagement anymore, I left all that to the people in my work environment. I now had to worry about finding a way to engage my daughter in doing what I begged.

You might be thinking, “OK, what’s wrong with that?” Well, nothing is wrong with that. It was just an extremely hard adjustment for me. I was overwhelmed, and wondered if I even mattered. I felt like I was a maid, milk cow, cook, finder of lost toys, expert story reader, and many other roles. But who was I really? You see, I was struggling with my identity and who I was. For so long, I had put my identity in what I did or my job rather than in God. Even as I switched from working full-time outside the home to working full-time inside the home, I didn’t know who I was. . . who I truly was.

everlasting light

God showed me I was feeling unfulfilled and overwhelmed because I was trying to put my identity in what I was doing each day rather than in Him. I was dealing with postpartum depression and a life change. In the midst of all of this, I was looking to the wrong place for fulfillment, approval, and satisfaction. I was wrong. I had gotten things turned around.

Psalm 147: 4 reads, “He counts the stars and calls them all by name.”

God showed me that He named the stars, and that I am more important than the stars. I needed to put my trust and identity in Him {Colossians 1:27}. I needed to stop labeling myself as a maid, finder of lost toys, and other roles. I am a Child of God.

I love how God used this simple verse to remind me of who I am. I was excited to find out that Psalm 147:4 is one of the verses behind DaySpring’s New Everlasting Light Collection. They have beautiful home decor, jewelry, and prints centered around this verse and other verses about light. I love how this table runner is covered in stars. It’s a subtle reminder that God knows the stars names and mine. Whenever I start labeling myself as a diaper changer, and I walk by and see this in my house I am reminded that my identity is in Him.

table runner

What is your favorite piece in this collection? Which piece encourages you?

 

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    Lovelle
    November 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Megan,
    This post really touched my heart. It’s funny how God can use life changes to teach us things. Thank you for this beautiful post.
    ~Lovelle from DaySpring

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