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How to find stability when nothing is stable

4/20/2021 00:29:18
How to find stability when nothing is stable
As single parents, it's hard to have a sense of stability especially when things seem to be always moving and shifting. We know how important stability is for our kids but when there are so many things out of our control, how do we find stability when nothing seems stable.

Elizabeth joins Robert and Kimberley to talk about this very thing as her life is full of all kinds of change right now. She just recently walked away from a full-time job that she enjoyed. It paid well, she was doing well there, it was stable, and she had been there a long time, but God called her out of that role. She is now starting her own business, which is very new, different, and scary. She's never done anything like this before and she's a single mom.

With all the change, there are many anxious moments, but Elizabeth has found a sense of stability that those around her can see. First and foremost, God has brought her through all of this. She has clung closely to God for the last six months in a way she never did before. She sees she can't do this without God. Her prayer has changed from "What do you have for me. Lord? Show me the big picture as long as it fits in this little box" to "God, just show me the next step. Illuminate the next step and I will be obedient to walk with You in it".

Elizabeth was driving recently, when she got this overwhelming sense of "Abba, Father", an awareness that God is her caretaker. His plans for her are good. When she rests in that, she doesn't have to be worried or afraid. She can rest knowing that God will take care of her. Feeling a sense of stability while handling all the change in her life comes from a great deal of faith, obedience, and being okay being uncomfortable.

Another thing that helps create stability during change is finding anchors that hold us steady and in place. This can be routine, something that is familiar and predictable.

For the complete show notes click https://soloparentsociety.com/blog/2021/04/19/how-to-find-stability-when-nothing-is-stable 

Solo Parent Society

The Solo Parent Society podcast is hosted by author and founder Robert Beeson to help single parents raise healthy kids, and grow themselves through conversations with other parents who have walked, or are still walking the 'Solo Parent' path. Plus experts on the things that Solo Parents face the most. The mission of Solo Parent Society is to provide the resources, community, and support that enables a single-parent to discover whole-heart wellness so that their family can thrive.