Alone and Able

I find it inspirational to read about women who have fought against the odds and because of that belief, they have made the world a better place. Some include Harriett Truman, Jane Austin, Rosa Parks and Anne Frank. The present-day scientist, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett has worked with a colleague to help in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The list is endless. 

It is also the quiet, strong women who encourage others to be all they can be, a mother who raises their children to live with integrity, and women who stands with those who have no voice. You may never find their names on Google but God knows and they are heroes in my book!

As single parents, it may seem you have lost a fight and your only voice is trying to calm the mayhem in your household. Your confidence and self-esteem are at an all-time low, you are alone and feel you don’t know how to move on.

I get that. I know the feeling. You may be asking how you can make a difference, how you can move ahead from one week to the next, and if you will survive and make a positive difference in your children’s lives.

The amazing truth is even though alone, you are able.  You have got this despite the struggle being real.

 There were many new things I had to do and sometimes I failed the first time and the next, but I learned from it and I did it!  Each new step or adventure was sometimes scary but I was jumping up and down on the inside knowing I did it and I could face something else.

Maybe you are thinking you can’t do these:

  1. Making decisions on your own
  2. Really laughing again
  3. Realizing your worth
  4. Trying something new
  5. Raising your kids alone
  6. Stop believing in the lies you were told
  7. Making a positive and enjoyable life for yourself

Dear ones, you can do all of the above and more.  We don’t have to be world leaders, or have a degree in front of our name, or be CEO of a company.  You need to realize you are right where you are to be the best at what has been handed you. Because You Are Able!

Truth is, I hated what had been handed to me.  But as I began to believe in myself and that God was going to help me fight this battle called single motherhood, things began to fall into place.  Easy? Some things not so much.  I also had to realize I didn’t have to learn it all at once.

God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1

Slowly the lies began to dissipate and when I them heard in my head, I had to tell it to get lost.

I truly believe, you are able to raise your kids and provide them love where you hang your hat. You are able to restore the hurt and shame of a marriage/relationship broken.  You are able to believe in yourself as a person of worth who God has uniquely created you to be.  You are also able to be the best parent you were called to be.

Fact: Believe you are able to move ahead and then take the first step. God has provided many resources. You can’t do everything all alone so find friends who are true blue, possible government aid or resources, great books and articles in your growth, counselling opportunities for you and your kids, and the courage to ask for help.

Bottom line…YOU ARE ABLE!

I encourage you to take some time to evaluate your life and what you would like to see happen. (ie…lose the lies, make some new goals and dreams for yourself, and also for your family.)

God is your Help and your Encourager.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… Ephesians 3:20

You are able…you can do this!

Check out Linda’s Library here on my blog for some resources. 

Have you read this book?  This is a free resource and very inspiring.

Next time:  Alone and Awesome!

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