There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a close look
at herself. Not at her circumstance, not at what she did, not how unfair
life is, or not at who made you do it. She has to just look at herself in
all her glory and imperfection.
For many women this is a scary thing because 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 look better than the next woman; 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 other women.
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,
the woman with an issue of blood flow, 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, but by the time God was done with her, she had married one of
the wealthiest men in the land.
Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her
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, or 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 and Forget, and trust that the woman that receives this will be touched in some
May peace and love be upon you.
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."