Living Under Financial Pressure

5 Nov

weight of stressI get so tired of living under the weightiness of financial pressure. I have lived life as a single mom in what others would perceive as LACK; but I learned a long time ago that I had to align myself with God’s perspective of prosperity and provision. I didn’t have extra money while my kids were growing up to live extravagantly; but somehow we always managed to take a vacation, my kids took lessons, played select sports, they attended top ranked Christian camps; and all from the place of ‘seeming’ lack.

Financial advisers and accountants were often mystified by my ‘lack’ and wondered how I made the house payment each month. My answer was the same then as it is now…BUT GOD is ABLE. Friends began to wonder how we had the funds to go on family vacations, but the Good Father always provided. Our provision came in a variety of ways:

  • A relative who gave us their time-share for a week
  • Friends who knew someone with a condo on the beach
  • Even a parent who split the cost of a mountain cabin in the off season
  • Camping
  • Even visiting friends in new places

I chose to camp in His Faithfulness and learned to heed the advice of His Son “”Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And I would have to ask: Do I believe I am worth more to the Father than the birds of the air?

So I learned, if I wanted to live in JOY and PEACE I could not abide in fear and stress. I had to ABIDE and make my dwelling place in truth (and you shall know~be intimately acquainted with~ and the knowing of the truth will set you FREE.)

Beloved Single MOM, where are you pitching your tent? In the camp of the Prince of Peace who cares more for you than the birds of the air?  Or are you dwelling in the land of stress and striving?

Abiding in HIS camp does not mean being idle, but our work looks different, it is not from a place of striving and stress. It is from a place of perfect peace.

He is inviting you to loosen yourself from financial stress, let the ball drop and see how free you can be!

Misty Speaking

Misty Honnold is the founder and director of The Single MOM KC. Her highest honor and favorite title has been MOM for the past 30 years. Her new favorite title is GRAMMY. Misty is passionate to bring the message of HOPE to single mothers throughout the nation. She also seeks to help educate the church on effective ministry to single mothers. Misty would love to help you build a single mother ministry in your church. To schedule a speaking engagement or consultation visit Misty at: Misty@thesinglemomkc.org.

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