Starving: to want or need something very much.
As a stepmom, what are you starving for? Are you needing hope? Are you looking for healing and your family? Are you wanting to see a change and starving for God to move? As stepmoms, I believe we all are in that place of wanting God to do something extraordinary in our family.
I know the concept of starving is typically viewed as negative, but being starved as a stepmom can bring about good things in our lives.
If you are starving for food what do you do, you eat. Let’s apply the same to our life as a stepmom. Are you starved? For more? For God to act on your behalf? I know I am and I believe it would be safe to say that most of us are.
It’s no mystery that this stepmom journey can be really hard and have its incredibly challenging dynamics. We get that. However, if you do not remain “starving” as a stepmom – you will become complacent and wither. You will lose hope and purpose in this journey that God has called you to.
Starving Stepmom, I encourage you today to do something about the starved spirit you may be experiencing. Feed your soul with God’s goodness, His word and His presence. God cannot act unless you act and your faith cannot be activated until you move.
Statistically, over half of this nation is living within a stepfamily dynamic. For that very reason, you are not alone! Everyone has problems and there will always be problems but God wants to know what you’re going to do with those problems. Are you going to starve from those problems and let them define you and your family or are you going to use your problems to grow, be strong and courageous and walk forward into what God has called for you as a stepmom. It’s your choice, daily.
It’s easy to become complacent in today’s society especially when you have everything at your fingertips. Things are driven by social media and the internet but nothing can replace the actuality of relationships. Is your marriage starved? Then reach out to your church or counselor today. Is your health starved? Then get off the couch and take a walk. Is your relationship with your stepchild strained? Then be intentional about one small thing today. Are you starved for girlfriends? Then ask God to move on your behalf and bring you friends – he will! I think it’s clear that in order to see God move – YOU MUST MOVE AND BE INTENTIONAL!
Don’t ever become complacent because once you do you lose all hope. Remain a starved stepmom for that will feed your desire to want to grow and allow God to use you for His purpose and His will in your life as a stepmom. Being starved reminds you of your desperate need for God in this journey. Feed that starvation daily with prayer and with acts of faith, courage and strength and He will build you up. He promises that.
John 15: 7-8
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you; ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you. This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
Remain starved and calm and stepmom on – sweet sister!
Written by Melanie Anthony with Stepmoms Alive