Time out Mom!

21096180_sGood morning Mom!!! Oh, sorry! Didn’t realize you were not a happy camper!!! Wow!  I know moms there are days that we would call “bad” days.

The alarm didn’t go off and you are racing around the house to get your self ready for work.

You are tired and don’t feel very good.

The children need to get up, get dressed and eat a pop tart in the car on their way to school.

Then you remember you were going to let your teenager get up early and finish their homework because last night they didn’t have enough time to get their project done.

You forgot to plug in your cell phone last night. You are going to need it today to make some business calls.

You forgot to wash your little guys uniform and now he has to wear a dirty uniform to school.

Before your husband left for work, you fussed at him for not taking the garbage out last night and now the aroma of fried fish has spread through out the entire house.

On your way to taking the children to school, you argue with them about school work, staying up too late and you lecture them on the new rules you are going to implement starting tonight after dinner. No more being tardy for school.

Ok mom, Stop! I think you need a time out!!! You need to adjust that attitude.

A timeout is a short period of time when a person (mainly a child) must sit quietly for behaving badly. This timeout mom is for you. You need this and it may be the best thing you can do for yourself today.

Grab your Bible, read some verses. Pray, and then take this time to re-evaluate, re-focus, re-group, and get your act together.

Here are a few things to think about in your special place:

  1. Be a good example to your children. They are learning to be just like you.
  2. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret. (Laurence J. Peter)
  3. Focus on the most important things in your life and you will see things in a better way and by doing that, you will have a better outlook on the events that are happening around you.
  4. Find the opportunities in your adversities.  The only people without problems are in a cemetery. (Norman V. Peale)
  5. Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard boiled egg. (anonymous)
  6. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% my attitude towards what happens to me. (Chuck Swindall)
  7. Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. (Malcolm Stevenson Forbes)

Just one more thing, mom while you are in your quiet time, please consider the following conversation a mom or man may have with God:

Mom: God, can I ask You a question?

God: Sure

Mom: Promise You won’t get mad?

God: I promise

Mom: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?

God: What do you mean?

Mom: Well, I woke up late.

God: Yes

Mom: My car took forever to start.

God: Okay

Mom: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait.

God: Hmm

Mom: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call.

God: All Right

Mom: And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax; BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?

God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.

Mom: (humbled): OH

God: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.

Mom: (ashamed)

God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have. I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.

Mom (embarrassed): Okay

God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call. I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Mom: (softly): I see God

God: Oh, and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.

Mom: I’m sorry God

God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust Me – in All things, the good and the bad.

Mom: I will trust You.

God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.

Mom: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.

God: You’r welcome child. It was just another day being your God and looking after My Children!

Now, mom, the timer on the stove just went off and your timeout is now over. I trust you feel better. Please understand why you needed your time out. Are you going to handle things better? Are you going to trust God to help you be a better mom and wife? I think so too! Now you go girl; and have a great day!!!

Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed”


(“Attitude Kickers!” by Sam Glenn published by SamGenn.com Copyright 2007)

(Converstations with God – Unkown)

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