As a single parent, we go through many different seasons during our journey. Some seasons of mountain top highs, others of devastating lows, but mostly of expectantly waiting. I feel these are some of the most challenging times of being a single parent; waiting through the storms.
What exactly are you waiting for? The next paycheck so you can pay rent or maybe you are waiting for the next blind date to work out so you can finally be in a relationship, what about for the kids to be out of the house. Most importantly, are you waiting on God?
If you are anything like me, you tend to get caught up in the waiting period that half of the time you don’t even remember what you are waiting for. During the last four years of my life I have waited a lot, for many different things, and to be honest I am still waiting. I have finally come to the point where I am seeking His will for my life; everything else after that is just a bonus.
When God laid this ministry, SingleMomzRock, on my heart I was in a season of waiting. I realize that certain things have happened so I can give my full attention to building this ministry the way God needs it to be. God has called me to serve in my waiting season. Do I know how long I will be single…no. So I am going to give it all I have.
We all are going to go through many seasons, even many seasons of waiting. But what you do during those seasons of waiting is what God is trying to build; faith and hope in Him. Give thanks to Him even in those devastating lows you will go through and be content right where He has placed you for such a time as this. Psalms 62:5 says “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”
God will see you through those waiting seasons. He continues to do so with me. See what happens when you recklessly abandon your plans and follow only His. You never know, they may be far greater than you would have ever imagined for yourself.
SingleMomzRock founder, Janelle Reed, comes from a small town in Southwest Missouri. She married her high school sweetheart, but after 12 years of marriage, was faced with a divorce and being a full-time single mom of two daughters. Through this life change and the many struggles she faced, God laid on her heart the need for encouragement and support through different resources for other single moms. SingleMomzRock provides encouragement and support through all seasons of a single mom’s journey. She is a member of Life360 Ozark and Junior League of Springfield. She is very active in her community and volunteers with several different area non-profits. For more info, visit www.singlemomzrock.com.
The Life of a Single Mom is a national, faith-based, nonprofit that exists to see that no single mom walks alone. To date, we have worked with more than 1,500 churches & community groups to start or improve a single mom’s support group in cities throughout the U.S. and beyond. We have a large array of books, curriculum, training materials, and online instructional videos to support ministry leaders who lead single moms. Our single mom programs focus on empowering single moms to grow spiritually, emotionally, financially, and parentally through a number of projects including: Single Mom University, Single Moms Across America, the National TLSM Single Moms Conference, and a variety of programs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.thelifeofasinglemom.com