I had a hard day yesterday.
My head kept being filled with doubtful thoughts: "I'm not a good teacher, I'm not a good mother." At first I had no idea where all of this was coming from. I had a wonderful morning with Maddie, we played with all her toys and just talked and talked. I was then reminded that I'd be returning to work within just about a week and then I just began feeling so guilty toward my baby girl.
Then it hit me, God doesnt cause us to doubt. It's said that Satan is the accuser. Satan is the one who caused Eve to doubt God's love and intent for her. So, I was able to smile a bit and realized spiritual warfare is in no way fun.
Then my husband woke up. I kept wanting to get snippy with him and the poor man hadnt done anything wrong. I kept praying. I explained to him what was going on and he instantly pipped up and said I was a great teacher and the best mother he'd even known. Ok, so that make me smile, but it wasnt much later til my mood turned sour again.
Therefore, God led me here:
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
He will always give us the tools. :)