Being a mom is no easy task. No one knows this better than Kirsten Watson. The mother of 7 and wife of former NFL player, Benjamin Watson, sat down with Joy and Bekah of Holy Mess podcast to discuss how she takes time to take a breather and talk to God and trust Him while chaos occurs all around her.
To truly breathe, Watson emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries and knowing when to say no to be at peace.
As a woman of God, Kirsten shares how she would jump to help others out, often saying yes, even in situations that would be of inconvenience to her. She describes getting angry often due to obligations she agreed to without taking the time to think it out first.
“My being polite was super inconvenient for me and it was making me angry,” she said. “The person to be mad at it in this situation is myself.”
Before saying yes to any favor asked of her, Watson expressed how she would slow down and take a breathe and think about whether or not she was up to the obligation. If not, she stayed firm on her answer.
“I’ve got to make my yes be yes and my no be no.”
When talking to God, Kirsten suggests being honest with Him, even if it’s bad.
“God wants to hear the happy and sad because he made you,” she said. “He can handle everything.”
Kirsten shares with the group about losing 2 children due to miscarriage and how important it is not to try and go through it alone, because we are not alone. At this time in her life, Kirsten continued to talk to God and trust in His plan. “God can speak through anything.”
Even though she is a busy mom of 7, Kirsten still finds time to talk to God, even if it’s not on her own terms. She describes speaking to him any chance she gets, even if she’s going through laundry.
For more tips, join Kirsten and her husband, Benjamin, on their second season of Why or Why Not with the Watsons on Liftable.tv.