[Writer: Brittany Chisem]
God works in mysterious ways and he has a plan for us as long as we follow in the word every day. The beauty of believing in a higher power is truly an awarding feeling. Let’s take a walk in the journey of a first time mom!
Life is full of many blessings and surprises. The moment of my life’s blessings and surprises hit me hard when I discovered I was pregnant. “I’m not ready,” was the first thing that crossed my mind. I was a recent college graduate, who was working a dead end job, living with my then boyfriend and now child’s father, along with his mother and all I could think of was “God, why me?”
I went through many emotions while pregnant, mainly not understanding why God had called me to fulfill such a huge role of becoming a mother to one of his angels. It all made sense to me the day the doctors had to induce my labor four weeks before my baby’s due date. I realized in that moment how blessed I was that God saw something so special in me that I was chosen to become a mother.
Since my baby was born, I’ve learned so many tips in such a short time that I’d love to share. Granted, the learning process will never stop but it’s only wise to share my knowledge in hopes of helping the next person.
We often times find ourselves worrying more and praying less. I had to learn to reverse this cycle by praying more and worrying less. Little do we know, God is waiting on us to pray for our heart desires. All you have to do is have faith and believe in the power of prayer and watch how your life changes for the better!
Being a first time mom with goals and dreams is not easy. Prioritizing helps to make both your life and the baby’s life run more effectively. When you place what’s most important to what’s least important, you’ll find it easier to get through the day.
Do not fail to plan, because you will plan to fail. Any goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, write them down and begin checking them off. Of course, your child comes first but how do you expect to create a better life for you and your child if you are not creating and executing your plans on a daily basis? It’s easier said than done but trust that anything worth having is worth working smart for!