So you desire "the good life.”
If only you could buckle down, get organized, make more time for yourself, have obedient children and a nanny to make some meals and help clean the house; all these never ending task and responsibilities assaulting you…
THEN you'd have it made. It would be so much easier to be holy. THEN you could get out the door and exercise, go for a run, ride your bike, lift weights without anyone underfoot. You’d head to a full holy hour, manage a daily rosary and pray without distraction. You know, that real life stuff... the life you had and enjoyed before marriage and kids, that life of freedom.
But deep down you know: the "good life" is not where it’s at. It’s not your calling.
As a mom, you are made for sacrificing yourself for your family.
No matter how much you wish otherwise, no matter how numbing and fright, you are called to serve amongst your domestic church.
The culture wants you to believe the best of life is to put your feet up, indulge more, work less and take in another Netflix movie.
But our grandmothers and the saints didn't live this way. They certainly didn’t lay down their lives so you could grow fat on the couch with cookies, candy and soft drinks.
They fought wars of destruction so you could fight a war of creation. The war of creating strength and stamina to keep your families safely on the road to eternal life. The act of creating an atmosphere where you are thriving and living in love.
I am not speaking of literal wars (though we must always face that possibility): I'm talking about engaging all your projects with the directness, courage, and intensity of a warrior.
The early desert mother St. Amma Sycletica said, “The body is your armor, the soul is your warrior. Train them both and you’ll be ready for anything.”
You may still believe you can side-step the fight for that real life and yet, somehow arrive there by grace. No.
But like it or not, you are made for waging war, the war inside you and outside you to keep your baptismal garments unstained or frequently re-washed.
Denial of that fact leads not to peace, but to uselessness.
In refusing to engage an outside enemy, you become your own enemy, your life force drained by internal conflict, doubt, and double-mindedness. When you refuse the war without, you unleash the war within.
Turn and face the enemy. Choose to fight for life in Christ for you and your household and start swinging!
While others deny their nature today, you will choose the fullness of your feminine will, intellect and heart and create in greatness.
Choose your war and walk into it, with the blood of Christ on your lips and His sacred flesh in your mouth.
Today other women will cower and fade, but you will RISE!
Choose the life that makes your heart pound, your hands shake and your belly flutter! You were made for this war and this life!
If you’ve not been feeling the will to fight and need a super boost of motivation, call me for a FREE Coaching Chat by scheduling at http://www.fitcatholicmom.com/talk.html
I’d love to spend some time getting you clear and confident going forward.
Moms who allow themselves truthful evaluation and new direction are winning the war with correct nutrition, bulletproof mindsets, consistent fun exercise and immersion in a deeper prayer life. These are sustainable when you let a world-class athlete and coach kick your kabooty into gear, but you gotta want it!
Blessings, Rebecca Dussault