The Controversy About Woman (VI)
I WOULD like to end this series with a list of quotations I have found very inspiring. There are some quotes that one finds witty, amusing but are not necessarily true. They might be real in a person’s experience but not necessarily true. This is why we ought to be careful and diligent students of the word, because nothing short of the truth will save you, deliver you, comfort you and give you joy.
Cultivate The Right Relationship
“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
“As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.”
Songs of Solomon 2:2
We are all wired to have relationships – perhaps even more so with women. Having said that, there is one relationship we are not to do without. Without which, all areas of our lives do not mesh. The most important relationship any woman or man can have is a good and honest relationship with God. It is when we are connected to the Source of life that life can flow through into all areas. Everything else we can invest in is fleeting; beauty is fleeting, a career is fleeting – these all have an end and are limited at best. However, the investments we make in having a relationship with our Father will serve us well, in this age and that which is to come.
Back to the Basics
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well”.
“Nothing is more impressive than a woman who is secure in the unique way God made her” Anonymous
I am guilty of using the phrase…”reach your full potential”. This is a phrase one is used to hearing but just because it’s tradition doesn’t make it right. Sometimes the difference between excellence and mediocrity is a slight shift in thinking. I hope this right turn to the truth will make a huge difference in your life. While there is room to live up to our potential we must see that we already have what it takes – everything we need to succeed at every moment of need, even as the Lord will have it. We must therefore learn to walk in or experience our full potential. “As He is, so are we in this world” (I John 4:17). We are as He is in our inner man even though our experience differs from that reality. It is not a case of reaching that potential – in the sense of becoming perfect in this world, because that would never happen. Rather, God has made it so that in our imperfections and weaknesses, His own strength can be made perfect in us. Consider this analogy, it isn’t a perfect example but it explains the principle.
If you follow the same recipe that a master chef uses to make a delectable meal, all things being equal, you will get the same result. Now, that doesn’t make you a master chef – but it produced a perfect result. So also, in all our imperfections and inadequacies as women (and men), if we learn to trust God and rely on His grace. If we do this we would be able to walk in and experience the full potentials of the riches of His grace.
Nurture your Creativity – Live!
“By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before”
“Be a girl with a mind, a woman with an attitude and a Lady with class”
“Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others”
The creative side of a woman really blossoms when she stays true to herself. Whether it is in fashion, at work or home, with your natural abilities and dreams… activate it if you haven’t. Remember what was mentioned about small beginnings – don’t shy away from them, embrace it. Just start already, wherever you are. It is in the essence of a woman to be flourish; to find the diamond in a rough stone, to see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower. Be happy with what you have while working for what you want – Helen Kelfer
Love God, be yourself, be honest, be good, be humble, be happy.