God's Word tells us that our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit, that outward beauty is deceptive and fleeting while inward beauty is unfading and of great worth. It doesn't take long to look at today's media and see how the world is trying to convince us otherwise! Read uplifting and encouraging real life stories from Christian women about true beauty and health. Start seeing yourself as the women God created you to be!
I love what I get the God-given opportunity to do. I love being a mom of three very different children. (Although with a 17- and 19-year-old, I don’t know if I can say children anymore). I love being a wife, a friend, and a co-worker. I love working with churches, pastors, and anyone who has a heart to serve single mothers and their families. However, there have been too many times to count over the last several years where I worked myself into complete exhaustion and burnout in my calling. I would find myself short-tempered, rude, bitter, angry and unwilling to share why.
Whether we answer to wife, mom, student, employee, pastor, or a hundred other roles, we all face common questions. Are making a difference in our world? How we can keep pushing through?
I’m convinced this is most true of women. Too many of us are burnt out, exhausted and tired. We fear if we do something about it or tell others, we will be perceived as weak, less than, or imperfect.
I’ve been there so many times. Even with the grace-giving hand of God so abundantly blessing my ministry work, my marriage, my children, there is still that little voice inside me that asks, “Am I making a difference? Should I be doing this? How can I go on when the needs of those around me are so great?” It was only when I was near drowning in my exhaustion and sought God through my desperation that he revealed 6 revelations that I’d like to share with you:
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Jennifer Maggio is an author and founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries. Through her own mistakes, Maggio is passionate about sharing her journey with other single parents to encourage and equip them, teaching them to embrace the love of Christ. She believes the body of Christ can make a significant impact in the lives of single parent families.