Single Parenting & Faith: Single Mom & Dad, Who Are You Leaning On? by Francielle Daly
I was once a single mom. My source to making it day by day was myself and my daughter. I did everything that revolved around her and made decisions to make sure I knew I was capable of it all. It was the very thing that I was leaning on – my strength, my capabilities, my accomplishments. However, this way only can take you so far.
What I realized when I was at rock bottom: I knew I was being my own savior, my own rock. I had totally put God to the side and said when I really need you I will tap into you. God truly gets your attention when you are at rock bottom and sometimes when you are on the mountaintop.
At that moment I knew I needed God in every area and every minute of my day. As I learned more about who God was and why I needed him so much, my life shifted, my perspective about being this "strong" single mom changed and I leaned on his strength, his capabilities ( John 3:16 states that God gave his only begotten son so we could have life and live it abundantly). He became my rock. I stopped doing things my way and I leaned into what God wanted me to do for myself and my daughter.
Take some time to reflect on areas in your life. Who or what are you leaning on?