3 Positives of Being an Over-Reactive Mom

Recently I  shared my struggles with  being an over-reactive Mom in a post titled:  Are You An Over-Reactive Mom?  I love how God continues to teach and give help when He is working on my heart in a specific area.  I was so excited Sunday night when our pastor announced the title sermon! He gave an excellent message  that addressed the topic of being over-reactive, and what he shared is a great encouraging follow-up  for those of us who fall into that “over-reactive mom” category,

The sermon focused on Peter, one of the disciples who definitely had a tendency to over-react! Being prone to quickly over-reacting has some negatives, and isn’t usually a good thing. However, in the sermon our pastor pointed out some positives  that  Peter showed, or strengths of those who are over-reactive.

3 Strengths of Those Who Are Over-Reactive:

1. Immediate obedience

Matthew 4:19  – Jesus said “follow Me”, and Peter  immediately left his nets and followed.

2. Impassioned commitment

Luke 22:33 – Peter told Jesus he was willing to go with him to prison and to death.

3. Implicit trust

Matthew 14:28,29  When Jesus bid Peter to  walk on the water, he got out of the ship and started walking!

I love how these points show the parallel strength that goes with the weakness of over-reacting!

The other important thing I took from his sermon was HOW TO CALM OVER-REACTION:

*The 0pposite of over-reacting is stability. Stability calms extreme reactions. Instability causes extreme reactions. Everything WE do leads to instability; everything God does leads to stability.

God stabilizes us when:

*We follow His example of humility (pride often makes us over-react)

*We listen to His warnings

*We treat others with the grace which He has treated us with.

These thoughts were encouraging to me, the sometimes  over-reactive mom! I’m so glad that when we let God be in control, He stabilizes us.  Aren’t you?

Thanks for visiting! For daily encouragement, and new posts follow me on Facebook.

Top Posts

One Response

  1. What’s up it’s me, I am also visiting this web site regularly, this web
    site is truly fastidious and the people are actually sharing nice
    thoughts.

Leave a Reply

  • My Obedience Chart

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Building Godly character in your children

    30 Days Of Building Godly Character In Your Kids

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • How to Respond to your Anger

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Image shows a book called Little Lads and LAdies of Virtue By Kathie Morrisey

    Little Lads & Ladies of Virtue Character Curriculum

    $25.00$35.00
    Select options
  • Spiral Cover Names of Jesus Advent Countdown The Character Corner

    The Names of Jesus Advent Countdown Printables Pack

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • Spiral 30 Days of Biblical Motherhood Cover

    31 Days of Biblical Motherhood

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • 60 Homeschooling Tips From 60 Years

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • 30 days of Homeschool Encouragement Cover eBook

    30 DAYS OF HOMESCHOOL ENCOURAGEMENT & INSPIRATION EBOOK

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • Spiral Tween Parenting Encouragement Like Minded Musings Ebook

    3o Days of Tween Parenting Encouragement

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • Image shows a book titled "Lads and Ladies of Wisdom" by Kathie Morrissey

    Lads & Ladies of Wisdom Character Curriculum

    $25.00$35.00
    Select options
  • Training and correcting the heart

    Training & Correcting the Heart with Scripture

    $9.97
    Select options
  • Valentines Day Coupon book

    Valentine’s Day Coupon Book

    $1.00
    Add to cart
  • PRAYING BIBLICAL VIRTUES FOR YOUR CHILDREN PRAYER JOURNAL

    $9.97
    Select options
  • Biblical blessing Scripture cards for children

    Biblical Blessing Scripture Cards For Children

    $6.97
    Add to cart
  • Praying Through Proverbs for Your Children

    $9.97
    Add to cart