When I think of victory, I usually think of complete, ground-into-powder-under-my-heel types of victories.
But more and more, I find myself rejoicing in the small victories all around me. Being kind to myself as a mom and wife. That it’s not all perfect, but there’s some great stuff happening in the midst of it all.
Getting the whole family got out the door without anyone losing their temper. Arriving a few minutes early to an appointment. Getting lunches made the night before. Choosing to turn off the tv, close the laptop, put down the phone. Listening to God’s still, small voice on a tiny decision.
These are small, but wonderful victories!
When our family all sits down for dinner on busy week nights, I cheer. I really do. I say, “We’re here! We’re all together. I see your faces all in one place. I’m so glad we made it!”
Of course I’m tired. Of course I’m propping myself up with an elbow, forcing one kid to finish his veggies. Of course I know clean-up and soccer and Bible study and homework and piano and showers and … and … and … are coming next.
But in that moment, we’re on the same team. And I see the victory.
What small victories have you seen in your life this past week? I’d love to hear from you and know how to pray for you!
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KellySeptember 6, 2019 at 4:04 am
Thank you, such a good reminder. Those small moments of victory really do matter & I need to pay closer attention to them.
Rachel DodgeOctober 27, 2019 at 4:20 pm
Thank you, Kelly! I’ve been thinking about small victories a lot this month!