Today on the author spotlight, I have the pleasure of welcoming someone who isn’t new to this blog. She is a woman I admire and I’m so proud of her accomplishments. She is the founder of Super Working Mom and also the author of a new book with the same title. Let me introduce to you…Aloted Omoba. She brought an inspiring excerpt from her book… I have read the whole book and it was more than fantastic. Written in such a way that isn’t wordy but gives you nuggets that can actually be put to use by any woman looking to strengthen her relationship with God and walk in her purpose.
This is an excerpt from Aloted Omoba’s recently published book Super Working Mum, Living and Loving Life to the fullest.
What is “Right” with me?
Have you ever noticed that you are most likely quick to ask “what is wrong with me?” when things seem to go out of your control, or are not going as planned, or is it just me?
Why am I not yet married?
Why is my husband not like so and so?
Why don’t I have children?
Why are my children not behaving properly?
Why is my business not growing?
Why don’t I have a better-paying job?
God, why me?
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???
Does it automatically mean when things are not going your way, something is wrong with you? I don’t think so, because in life, every mum has her fair share of woes.
Many of us grumble when things don’t seem to go our way. Grumbling is certainly not an attractive trait. It will eventually get to a point when your family and friends can’t take your moaning and whining anymore. Even God can’t stand complainers.
Has it ever occurred to you to ask yourself, “What is right with me?” It might seem like a strange question to ask, but if we start focusing on what is right with us, we might have the right attitude towards life, and not think someone is out to get us, or that we have been cursed.
SO WHAT IS RIGHT WITH YOU?
- You are alive today– some mum somewhere died in her sleep.
- You have food to eat– so many have nothing to eat.
- You have a roof over your head– some families have been evicted from their homes.
- Your husband sits at home, lazing around, watching football after work– some women don’t know where their husbands have been for the past two nights.
- You can go on holiday when you feel like; you and your husband can travel around– those with children need to readjust their plans around school holidays, etc.
- Your job pays the bills- some people have been searching for a job since they graduated from school
I could go on and on, but I believe my point has been made. This is the real world. Bad times are definitely going to come, but don’t give up hope. Life isn’t fair, as they say, and it owes you nothing. It got here before you!
The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. If only we can change our focus, we would realise this to be true.
I know it is easier said than done, but if we want to be appealing to others around us, we must enjoy life, and maintain a good attitude. We need to be thankful to God for the good He has done, and is doing in our lives.
So next time things are not going according to your plan, don’t ask yourself what is wrong with me? Reframe your mind, ask yourself what is right with me? and focus on the good in your life.
Aloted Omoba is a wife and mother of 2 children. She was a finalist in the Yes I Can category of the Inspirational Women’s Award. She is passionate about helping working mothers who are overwhelmed live a more fulfilled and balanced life. Super Working Mum, Living and Loving Life to the fullest is her second book. You can get the paper back or kindle on Amazon here- http://goo.gl/uw20SB. You can connect with Aloted on www.superworkingmum.com
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