I catch myself being that “needy mom.” You know, the one who looks for constant affirmation from her children that they still like her, love her, and need her. The mom that looks to her kiddos to meet her emotional needs.

All moms want their kids to need them and love them; that’s natural. The problem is when we moms find our fulfillment and satisfaction in our children rather than in Jesus.

If we’re looking to our children to meet all our needs we’re placing unrealistic expectations on them. They don’t have the ability to meet all our needs. Only Jesus can do that.

Jesus should be the source of our inner joy, peace, satisfaction, and our identity. Our children cannot provide those things. They’re just children.

Look to the one who created you to complete you.

To dive deeper into this topic, check out Lysandra’s podcast episode on The Needy Mom.

Everyday Christian Mom episode 17: The Needy Mom