Moms Are World Changers
We were having a great time at our community pool with my kids when my 4 year old son, Landon started having his third melt down of the week. I forgot his new swim noodle and he was devastated! Usually I can just explain the situation and he will go on playing, but not today. He couldn’t control his anger. He started screaming, crying and hitting. It got to the point were I had to start packing up to leave. Not sure how I was going to get to the car with a 1 year old, a screaming 4 year old and all our swim gear, I began to pray about what to do because he was not going to follow me to the car. At that moment a lizard come out from the bushes and I said to my son, “Well if you don’t come with me you will have to sleep at the pool with the lizard.” He looked at me, then the lizard. Then, with a little fear in his eyes, he began to follow me out of the pool.
The next day I called my mom and started talking to her about my frustrations and how I just didn’t know what else to do. I knew that all the changes in our life were affecting him but I knew that I needed to get him out of this habit of reacting with anger. As my mom was listening she said, “Have you prayed about what to do with Landon when he gets upsets? God says that he has equipped us with everything we need.”
2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT), “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”
So I got off the phone with my mom and I began to pray and search God’s word. As I read and prayed God gave me James 1:19-20 and from the verse I wrote a three step process for Landon to do when he gets upset & angry. I even found a story in James 3 about how anger affects us and rewrote it so Landon would understand it and I even added pictures and youtube videos.
As I was getting ready to print out the document to go over with Landon, God nudge on my heart and reminded me that this is also something I am dealing with. He was right… I do deal with anger. I find myself going from 0-100 with my kids or my husband and it was something I have been waiting to change in my life. So I rewrote the title from “Landon’s Memory Verse About Anger” to “Landon & Mommy’s Memory Verse About Anger.”
This plan has helped Landon and me with anger. Landon & I still become angry at times but we are learning how to respond correctly. Every time we start to feel angry we go through our three steps and it helps us refocus and respond correctly.
Today, I want to encourage you to pray and search Gods word for your answer. Whether it is a situation with your child, your husband, a friend, your workplace or even an area in yourself, God has given us everything we need for every situation.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NLT)
Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a mom to two beautiful children, Landon & Madelyn and a wife to my Prince Charming, David. A few of my favorite things are Disney, the beach, sharpies & post its.