So grateful for the opportunity to speak on God's grace, mercy and love this Saturday on the "Faith, Hope & Love" show w/ Julia Mendez!
The show topic will be on:
" Overcoming the negative controversies in being a single mother."
I was asked to allow God to give me a topic and have him show me what he desired for us to speak on. In the quest of seeking him, he reminded me of where I came from to where I am today. I came from a dark past full of hurt, rejection, fear and anger. Being a single mom at the age of 26 without a home of my own, any financial back up, no job or transportation, I felt like there was NO hope and I believed the lie that I became a statistic.
When I became pregnant, I choose to quit my job (because I was sick constantly), I stayed at home and lived a life full of depression because I was believing the lies the enemy was telling me about no longer being accepted in society as a single mom.
The average single mom struggles, she is lonely, she is helpless, she is weak and something must be wrong with her, that is why she can't keep a man - a few lies the devil & the world says about a single mom that many believe. Those negative theories played over and over in my head, I tried to numb them out with alcohol, weed, partying and more the first year after having my daughter. I wanted to be accepted by the world and still be apart of what I thought was real but in reality, it was all false illusions making me feel worse daily because I was NOT who I was suppose to truly be!
After seeking God and asking him to show me who he was, he did just that. I came to him broken, ready for a new start and willing to learn on how to be a real mother. After rededicating my life, reading the word of God, becoming active at church, I then started seeing who my creator was and what his son JESUS did for me and in the process he gave me so much joy in knowing that I had a purpose.
Now, I can say I am growing daily and he has made me content in this season, strong, brave and I know I am worth more then what this world will say about me. I believe the promises that are in the word of GOD on who I am.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
“The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6)
“For no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived the wonderful things that God has prepared for those that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Being a single mom is not a curse, its not a mistake, its not anything. It is what it is. Single Moms become single in many different ways, but what GOD reminded me of is that I have a purpose in this single season of my life. The first purpose is my seed. My child needs me, she loves me, she admires me and I have been given a chance to pour into a being that will also one day pour into others. Its not about me at all. Its about the seed that blossomed and has grown into a flower that daily I need to water, I need to feed, I need to shine Jesus and his light on her so she can become a beautiful arrangement and show the world that its not about having all that you want in life, but its about making the best out of what you DO HAVE!
Please tune in Saturday to hear more on my testimony, on how God took me from nothing to everything I need, desire and how he will do the same for you!