Noteworthy Nugget #06 – Patience

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – Joyce Meyer

As single parents, it is very easy to use single parenthood as an excuse for our shortcomings. However, giving excuses is not an option as we have little people who rely on us.

In the midst of a storm, stand strong, plant your feet, focus on God’s word and he will order and guide your steps.

He knows patience can position you for miracles and waiting on God can be a difficult thing to do.

Don’t breakdown when you’re about to have a break through. Continuously display patience gracefully, purposefully, and obediently. Then, celebrate when he allows you to elevate.

– A Lavender Place

Noteworthy Nugget #05 – Act Now.

“Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” – Colossians 4:5

View every interaction as an opportunity. An opportunity for God to work through another human being to help you reach your full potential.

Act now and determine how that resource will bring you closer to your purpose.

– A Lavender Place

Noteworthy Nugget #04

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best. “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

With all the turmoil and uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, it is easy to fall into an inferior mindset. Specifically, single parents carry most of the weight by balancing their roles of serving as a mother and a father.

Single parents, it is important to stay encouraged and pay close attention to the signs of feeling inadequate:

  1. Negative self-talk
  2. Powerlessness
  3. Low self-worth
  4. Incompetentcy
  5. Shamefulness

When one has feelings of inadequateness then try one or all of the following:

  1. Upgrade ones skills to meet the demands of the “post COVID-19” workforce.
  2. Modify and manage the household schedule to meet daily needs and demands.
  3. Ensure the health and safety of the children.
  4. Monitor and care for ones own mental and personal health.
  5. Seek professional help, if necessary.

Children are observant and are like sponges. They soak up the values we display and the response to change. No matter how big or small the situation, a child observes how a parent responds. Let them see how to overcome a crisis by empowering and surpassing levels of inferiority.

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

-A Lavender Place

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