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The ABC’s of Motherhood ~ Q is for Quiet

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One thing that almost all mothers want is a bit of quiet. What we often don’t realize is that we must learn to be quiet ourselves in order to have the quiet we long for.

A Quiet Mom is the Key to a Quiet Home

Our homes reflect the state of mind and attitudes that we have as moms. If we live a stressed, rushed, depressed and/or angry life, our homes will be loud, cluttered and/or dark. We must change our life in order to have the quiet home we long for.

The truth is…

Our children learn best by example, it doesn’t so much matter how many times we’ve asked him to stop yelling, to play quietly or to sit still. If we aren’t giving them a visual example of the very things we’re asking for the chances are it won’t stick…and well, we’ll live on repeat.

While we will never be the perfect example to our children, daily we must strive to live as we would like them to throughout their lives.

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Ways to Pursue Being a Quiet Mom

  • Think about what calms you down and cultivates peace in you and make a list.
  • Utilize that throughout your day to quiet you.
  • Ideas may include: classical music, candles, quiet reading time, rising 30 minutes earlier than your children, etc.

Quiet Mom + Quiet Home = Great Benefits

Once you have learned to daily and diligently pursue being a quiet mom, your quiet home will soon follow as well as some great benefits.

  • Less stress
  • Higher energy level
  • Cleaner home
  • Increased productivity
  • Better sleep
  • Happier Family Life

While these are benefits that often are present in quiet moms and homes, they do not always happen. There are no perfect days, homes or moms. Struggles will come our way, but the key is to remain grounded in what keeps you quieted. If we as moms can keep quiet throughout the difficulties of life, then our families and our home will soon follow suit.

Spiritually Quiet

As Christians, God ensures we are quieted when we follow the instructions He gives us in His word. If we combine what God tells us to do in His word with focusing on having a quieter spirit in our home, then we will be more likely to have the quiet mom and the quiet home that we desire. When we seek God and that which He wills for our lives, then He will grant our requests.

1 John 5:14 says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.”

God desires us to not be angry (Eph, 4:26), to be patient (Rom. 12:12), kind (Eph. 4:32) and many other things that require us to have a quiet spirit within us, which comes from the peace God gives alone. So, being spiritually quiet is key to having a quiet mom and a quiet home. Without God helping us through the difficulties that pop up throughout our days, we will continue to struggle to find the quiet which we so desperately desire and need.

 

As you seek the quiet for which you long and which God desires to give you, don’t expect perfection. Give yourself grace. Each day God has grace enough for every moment you’ll need it. Don’t give in to failure. Pursue Him. God will grant your desires when you seek Him and His ways.

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