No Perfect Moms
Goals for this Week’s Study:
- Review Sunday Morning’s Message.
- Help everyone to have authentic relationships built around who God has made them to be instead of a unrealistic ideal of perfection.
- Remind everyone that we kick off a brand new series next week called Basic. It is going to help people get back to the basics and learn how to dig deep into God’s Word.
Open your group with prayer.
DISCUSS: In honor of Mother’s day, ask everyone (who’s comfortable) to share their favorite Mom story. It can be a personal story about yourself, your mom, or someone else’s mom.
While Sunday’s message was geared specifically towards Mothers, I think there are some general principles that can be applied to everyone.
- What is the least favorite chore you have to do? Why do you hate it so much?
- What area of your life do you feel like you need God’s grace the most?
- Pastor Daniel mentioned that “control is an illusion.” What area of your life are you trying to control the most? Are you being successful?
- Is there any area of your life that you fall into the “comparison trap?” How does knowing the following help break free of that trap?
- God’s grace is sufficient in all of our shortcomings, and
- He has created you to be you…not someone else.
Regardless of what you struggle with Satan’s methods are the same. He wants to isolate you and make you feel like you’re alone in your struggles.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
- What does it look like to trust in the Lord with all your heart and not lean on your own understanding?
- What is the promise we have from verse 6? [he will make our paths straight]
- Celebrate others instead of always competing!
- You only see other people’s highlight reel in real life and especially social media.
- Replace judgment with GRACE!
- Worry is often caused by “What-ifs.” What-ifs are based in the future and most likely will never happen. Instead of saying What-if, say “WHAT’S NOW??”
3. Is there anything else that stood out about today’s message?