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He refused to run the 100 meter dash in the 1924 Olympics because the qualifying race was held on a Sunday.Though the 100 was his best event, a few days later Liddell won the gold medal in the 400 meter dash, a race he hadn't prepared to run.You can’t “make it up to them” by letting them use your sympathy for them as a "get out jail free" card that allows them to do whatever they want. One of the biggest impacts of single parenting is the economic impact.
Remember, even though you don’t see the results right away, God will honor your stand for what’s right.He says, "When you’re out there alone and isolated, it can be a little scary not knowing where you are or where to go.But when you’re out there with your kids, it’s terrifying.They are looking to you for guidance and direction, and though you would desperately like for someone to have kept you out of that situation in the first place, you have to be the leader and make sure they make it out safe and sound." But Michael also offers this hope for parents caught up in wilderness experiences, “Times in the wilderness can teach us to trust in God. So, people who go through those experiences in the wilderness come to learn His worth and therefore they learn to truly worship and trust Him even more.” I find that so true.Though most of us don’t voluntarily choose wilderness experiences (like being a single parent), they can be times of great growth both in our relationship with God and with our children.