Friday, January 13, 2012

Be A Woman

It's time for me to share about one of my Eternal Encouragement experiences. I received the January newsletter in my inbox and opened it up to read. In this first newsletter of 2012 I read an encouraging word about being all that I could be.

Be all you can be! If you are a mother, BE a mother! If you are a wife, BE a wife! You are a woman, BE one all the way. Don't be half a one, wanting to do half a man's role. BE a lady and be one all the way!  
~ Lorrie Flem

I loved this.

The other day as I was watching tv there was a commercial for the show Dr Quinn Medicine Woman and in the commercial Dr Quinn says something like never hide behind the fact that you are a girl. Have you ever found yourself saying, or thinking, along these lines? Thinking that you will not be taken seriously simply because you are a girl, so why bother? Thinking you could not do or become what God has placed in your heart because you are a girl? Thinking you had to walk and talk like a man to get the job done?

Believe me... your womanness is enough. You don't have to forsake your femininity to accomplish what God has called you to do. You don't have to forsake your womanhood to survive in the workplace. Nor do you have to become the b**ch to be taken seriously. Nor do you have to play the seduction card... it's only degrading you.

There was a day when my motto was that the only thing a man could do that I could not was pee standing up and if I practiced long enough I could probably do that too. I was under the delusions of the lies that were being fed to me by the world. I somehow felt I needed to prove my worth by showing I could measure up to a man.

How backwards that thinking is. It is absolutely crazy to me now... but I guarantee that this thought still continues to thrive in the minds of females all across our nation. Today I realize that there is only one man who can define my worth and who I should be measuring myself by... and His name is Jesus.

It wasn't until I came to know Him, that I began to truly understand what it meant to be a woman. In Him I learned that I am not less because I am female. I am not weak because I am a girl. Precious one, listen, you don't have to earn your place in the world by trying to do things like a man... this is not a man's world... the world belongs to God. It's His and all that's in it.

  For the world is Mine, and all it contains.
Psalm 50:12

Just be a woman of God.
Keep your head held high and your back straight and your integrity strong.
Just be real.
There is a huge lack of authenticity in our current day.

“Behold, I have discovered this,”
says the Preacher,
“adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 
which I am still seeking but have not found.
I have found one man among a thousand,
but I have not found a woman among all these.
Ecclesiastes 7:27-28

God created you female and He created you to display His image in your femininity. He created you to bear His likeness as a woman surrendered to His will and bathed in His beauty and grace. Be a woman that God calls a woman worthy of praise.

 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. 
 Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:30-31

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The thoughts from this post began from the encouraging word I read in my EE newsletter. If you would like to also receive these words of encouragement just go to http://eternalencouragement.com/ to get your free newsletter.

Disclaimer: I post for EE magazine and receive products from EE in return for an honest review.

11 comments:

  1. Wow! While I have been receiving the EE newsletter for over a year now, this review and your words really struck a chord with me. Thank you for your blunt honesty! It is appreciated and definitely needed in today's world!

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  2. We are bombarded with being a woman isn't enough...especially a SAHM....such lies Satan feeds us, just like Eve in the garden. Unfortunately we are still falling for them.
    Thanks for the thought provoking review

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  3. Yes the serpent of old is very much alive and active today... we must be alert and ready and trust in and stand on truth... the Truth of the Word of God is our only weapon of worth against him.

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  4. Thank you for sharing part of your story so openly! I really enjoyed reading this!

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  5. Thank you Kendra :-) God bless!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I'm dropping by from the Gabby Moms. Looking forward to your next reviews.

    God bless you!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  8. Enjoyed reading your post. Very thought provoking.

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  9. Love your honesty with this review.

    Womanhood is indeed special, how sad that so many do not see it that way.

    Laurie, a fellow Gabby Mom

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    1. Great slant! I'm visiting from Gabby Moms, and I love your encouragement to enjoy our womanhood.

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