A reality check! Women=God’s perfection
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to take a close look at herself. Not at her circumstances, (past or present), not how unfair life is… She has to look at herself in all her glory and imperfection.
For many women this is scary; often times they don’t want to know the truth about themselves.
Virtuous women know what I mean.
As women, we have a tendency to water one another down. Maybe it makes us feel good. Or maybe we just don’t know how to tell that woman how we admire her. In reality,we really need to look at ourselves and the pain we project towards our sisters.
Have you ever admired a woman who has been through changes in her life? Or have you made up in your mind that she is just messed up… Before you make this mistake, take a closer look. A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom, someone who has been chosen by God to go through things that have made her stronger.
Think of all the great women in the bible, Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Naomi,and Esther, to name a few. Mary was a prostitute, a very uneasy woman. But by the time Jesus was done with her, she was His closest follower. Esther was unfortunate in marrying an abusive man. By the time God was done with her, she had married one of the wealthiest men in the land.
Have you ever admired the strength of a single mother? Or have you made up your mind that it’s too bad/shameful she had children on her own. A single mother knows no bounds when it comes to her children. She is strong and durable. Not because she has to be, but because it comes naturally for her to protect the extensions of her very being. Her love for her children is like that of fuel to a car. Most mothers keep their tanks full because they understand that if it runs low it could jeopardize the car and have problems in the long run. Others only fill it when it is needed. Their cars usually break down.
Have you ever wondered why some women are not approachable? Or have you made up your mind that they’re just mean. A quiet woman is a smart one! She is valuable. She doesn’t go off half-cocked and she won’t be the one to argue with you over nothing. She may even let you « set her straight » and politely back out without a fight. She doesn’t let many in her world. After all, she has probably been through the fire and had to rebuild. So why let just anyone in? This is usually the woman that knows her place, which is away from all the unnecessary things in life.
Have you ever wondered why certain woman are so loud? Well, hey, they have a lot to say. They are usually younger women who need to learn to refrain They are eager and unsettled. They do before they think, and they do not think before they talk.
Have you ever wondered about that woman who appears to have everything, yet is still very unhappy? Well, she doesn’t have everything. She doesn’t have personal validation. This is something that cannot be bought. This is something developed over many mistakes and challenges that have taught lessons of the unbearable.
Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold each other up. Before you wonder, « What’s up with her? » ask yourself, « What’s up with me? » Why do I beat down another woman to build myself up? That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend, co-worker, etc. That woman could just be me. Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let’s build and encourage each other, as did Ruth and Naomi.
Encourage and love, forgive,forget! I trust that all women that read this will be touched in some way.
To all of of you that have,and still do inspire me! I’ve grown because of you, and your wisdom.
May peace and love be upon you.
« The turning point in the process of growing up
is when you discover the core of strength within you ».
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