If you notice, the last post I posted on this blog except for the one yesterday about the Breastpump Giveaway was last December! December!
And as I write this, all I want to do is go back to bed, lie down in front of the TV and do nothing! I feel so lazy, so exhausted even though I just woke up. And I’ve been feeling like this since I was 5 weeks pregnant. So I should just go back to bed right? I have an excuse, afterall I’m pregnant! My body is making a baby inside and that should be enough reason for me to be lazy and give in to that laziness, right?…
But you see ever since I found out I was pregnant again, I have also been more irritable, easily annoyed at Marco, at Noah and anybody I feel like being annoyed at. And most times for no reason at all! There were also moments when I simply feel sad.
Galatians 5: 22-23 says that the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, JOY, Peace, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, faithfulnes, GENTLENESS and SELF-CONTROL.
So does being pregnant mean I lose the fruit the Holy Spirit gives? Can I really keep on using ‘it’s the hormones‘ excuse for my laziness, moodiness and kaartehan?
I decided it stops now. (O Lord help me!)
When you’re pregnant, hormones go crazy, it seems impossible to overcome it, but I know my God is greater and more powerful than any hormonal changes my body is going through and as Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Being lazy included me neglecting to spend time with my creator. My prayer time became rushed and there were days when I don’t even read the Bible at all- and I guess this answers why I’m so easily annoyed and why I feel sad- it’s because I have been disconnected to my God. He is my joy afterall and my soul longs for Him. So when I don’t spend time with Him, I lose that joy and that causes me to do and feel all sorts of crazy.
If you have been feeling the same way I have, it’s time to get on our knees and PRAY! Pray that God keeps us and not cast us away from His presence. Pray that God will strengthen us and give us the desire to know Him more by reading His Word.
The Bible says that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us- even us busy mamas and pregnant mamas. We don’t stop being warriors of God just because we are mothers. The battle goes on and God’s grace will always be sufficient for us to do what God has called us to do.
“We can overcome hormones and anything else that tries to get us away from God through Him who is our strength”
More than ever, we as mothers need to be rooted in God’s Word and make God our priority. Not our children- but God. Because only by doing that can we hope to be the best moms we can be for our kids.
If you have beem feeling the same way, let me know and let us encourage one another by praying for each other. Leave your thoughts and name on the comments section and I would love to pray for you.
Hello! Going on 15 weeks and TOTALLY on the same page. I have an almost 3 year old sweet girl, and my husband works 2nd shift. Because of my super sensitive smell, I have not been able to cook for about a month and a half now. I, too, have been feeling super lazy and sad, but you’re right. The only thing that helps me back up is praying to God to give me the strength. I find out in 2 weeks what I’m having, but also praying that it’s a boy. I’m glad I was able to stumble on this blog today, because it really has been an encouragement. God bless you more, Mrs. Lara, and I pray you have a safe delivery this September!
Good day Ms. Lara,
As I have read ur blog, it makes me feel so guilty for not really reading the bible. With so busy with chores, now I know why i easily get tired and easily get mad its because i disconnected with God,
Prayer is indeed our weapon to our everyday battle thanks for reminding. I adore you for being so dedicated to God. I am so glad for baby no. 2. God bless your family..
Hi ms.lara! I been liked you sometimes i forgot to pray because of my changing hormones . I am already 8months pregnant and its my first baby . I and my husband waiting it for six years . Days goes by i felt so nervous what to do if my final date will come. But now i started again to pray ask for gods guidance ; i also started to read my bible . I was reading your blog at natamaan ako dun . Thank you for sharing your stories ms. Lara . 🙏😊