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How to grow in confidence

5/4/2021 00:28:17
How to grow in confidence
Many single parents struggle with feeling confident. Whether rooted in messages we received in childhood, or the experiences we've had in past relationships, confidence can elude us. Sometimes we just don't feel like we are enough. Single mom, Marissa, joins Robert and Kimberley as they talk about how to grow in confidence. Staring down the road of so many unknowns as a single parent can leave us wondering if we have what it takes. When Marissa became a single mom, she cried out to God and said, "I can't do this and here's why", and God said, "Let me show you that we can. Let me show you that it's going to be okay, but you're right, you can't, but I can." Recently, she had shoulder surgery and while once she might have thought, "How will I ever do this on my own?", she's found that it's been remarkable to discover that now she is confident God will show up with what she needs. Being thrust into single parenthood, often unexpectedly, we don't always go into our new circumstances with full confidence. Sometimes we enter, like Marissa did, with eroded confidence already. She shares what it was like to take those first steps. The first thing was simply to wake up the next day and then do it again the day after that. When we are wounded, our heads are still spinning and we can't see clearly. We need to focus on just waking up, but as time passes, and weeks become months and then years, we find out we are making progress. As single parents, oftentimes we want to find the strength within ourselves. We think that's where we will find confidence. But, more important than that is knowing that when push comes to shove, our kids will eat and we will make it through to tomorrow, not because of our own strength but because of the people who will come around us. Often when we think of self-confidence, we think it means self-reliance. That's not what we are talking about here. The challenge of having to parent alone can become a strength because we realize we can't do it on our own. It leads us to turn to God as our greatest source of confidence and strength. When we don't know what to do, when our circumstances seem too big for us, we find ourselves having to turn to God and admit our need for Him and for other people. For complete show notes click - https://soloparentsociety.com/blog/2021/04/29/how-to-grow-in-confidence For more about Solo Parent Society - https://bit.ly/SPSZoomWelcome

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.