Initially I intended for this blog to be only a place of encouragement for those who are trying to love and live as godly women in difficult circumstances; but sometimes we need to be reminded why we need to hang on, not just that we should.
Biblical, godly, intentional, womanhood has been nearly obliterated from women's minds and hearts. We have been willing victims for many generations but a spiritual revolution is underway. We are tired of all the "me"-psychology that tears families apart rather than heals them, and where the only thing left at the end of our day is to to embrace and nurture ourselves and our "rights".
Women, young and old, are beginning to realize that their identity and purpose has been stolen from them. Divorce and broken families cause men and women not to fulfill their purpose as was designed by their Creator. For His glory, our protection, and yes... our happiness and fulfillment.
Happiness and fulfillment are results of counting it all joy to obey His will for ourselves. His purpose is our purpose. We run after things that we believe will elevate us and liberate us; we listen to the spirit of lies and succumb to the the worlds current, yet always evolving, view about ourselves and lives. We have allowed the culture to determine what we should do about our future, our children, our families, our problems and ourselves, rather than going to the One who created us and created marriage. What has been the fruit of that? Is it eternal? Has it adorned your position as woman, or undermined it? Eternity exists for everyone. Eternal glory in heaven, or eternal damnation and suffering in hell.
Your life and choices influence what will happen to not only you, but to your husband, your children and those around you. Embracing and living out God's purpose for you as a woman is God's plan for you and key, to preparing the way for others to come to Christ. The first clue in knowing what you're here for is knowing that you're woman! The moment you were conceived your purpose and calling was already determined according to your GENDER. How you are to influence the world for Christ starts with you fulfilling your role as woman. So that is where you need to begin. Study and search the Word deeply to know what God's plan for woman is. Our gifts are different. But our roles as women are the same. Don't go to the world and its traditions and philosophy to learn how to be a woman. Go to the Word, God's Word. Pray and study. We are called to be set apart from this world. That starts with our thought life! Even our thoughts are to be obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
If you're not happy, my guess is that you're allowing your emotions to lead. You're letting pain, fear, anxiety, anger, resentment, self- entitlement and pride, be the centerpiece of your existence. It leads, it directs, it controls. I understand. It is my daily struggle. When your love for the Lord super cedes that of anything else including your hearts desires, you will find joy, even in suffering. You will chase after a purpose greater than yourself.
On this blog I hope and pray that you will find encouragement, but also reminders of why and how to be a godly woman according to scripture. It took but a few individuals to begin the movement of robbing women of their purpose and eroding family life but it will take an army, armed with a Sword to reclaim it.