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No Condemnation, Only Victory!

The first time I acknowledged the fact that I was a single mom was when my son was 2 years old. The reality of the situation became heightened after a devastating yet inevitable end to a 3-year engagement to my son’s father. My hopes of having the “perfect family” slipped through my fingers right along with the diamond ring. It was a painful reality that left me paralyzed emotionally. In technical terms, I was already a “single mom” but never before had I felt the aloneness of the word “single” than during that season. All I could think about was how my heart’s desire of being a complete family had been shattered, crushed beyond repair. My burden to break the generational curse now became the cross that I would bare. When I looked into my son’s eyes, all I could think about at one point was the hurt and disappointment of bringing a “miracle” into this world and not being able to give him the very best life that he deserved, one that included both a mommy and a daddy in the home. I never imagined myself in this situation nor was I able to readily come to grips with the fact that I had become the family statistic that I loathed. These thoughts would consume me and this self-defeating thought pattern spiraled into the deepest and darkest period of depression I had ever experienced.

Like in many situations, this pain actually drew me closer to God like never before and there came a time when I had to put aside those heavy weights of condemnation (most self-induced) and move forward. One fact had remained. There was absolutely nothing that I could do to alter my past so God required me to put those things behind me and press forward. He extended His hand of loving grace toward me and let me know that He had not forgotten about me… even me.

Is your battle today with your own feelings of condemnation as a single mom? You’re not alone but understand that God has called you to be victorious regardless. Just look at some of the successful single moms featured right here on singlemoms365.com! Be encouraged today and understand that this is not a “life sentence” (another topic, another blog post! – smile) but rather an opportunity for God to get the glory.

I leave you with these two scriptures to meditate upon for encouragement and hope:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit – Romans 8:1

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus – Philippians 3:13-14

Joy & Blessings!