The Single Parent | Part 10

The Single Parent | Part 10

Mar 31

Dealing With The “Yeast” of Fear

Many of us, especially in this time of uncertainty in society, allow ourselves to live in fear.  We fear the economic state, the state of our country, and sadly for many even the fear of losing their homes.  But the single parent can have many other very real fears to deal with, such as the fear losing the custody, the love, the affection of the child. We all have to get to a point where we are not allowing ourselves to be run by fear, especially the single parent.  The problem is some of the children’s comments that are made, sometimes simply out of anger, can feed those fears. They will use comments like: “I hate being here. I want to go to dad’s… etc…”  When we allow these comments affect us, we’re giving them power and allowing them to intimidate you and make choices that are not good for themselves.
Do the right thing… no matter what happens in the other house.
Take a courageous close look your motives for the choices you make. Is it really in the best of the kids, or is it out of emotions of fear?
Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” A good reminder for all of us to focus on!

Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.