Friday, May 9, 2014

A Plea For Godly Women

I write this as a plea. A literal plea for Godly Women to get their act together. To not conform to what the world has labeled us as. To be different. To let it start with us right here, right now. To love one another. To not assume the worst. To not be that persnickety trouble maker. To not be that snobby girl. To not be the gossiper. To not be the one that stirs it up. To not be the one who acts like a victim to gain sympathy. To not be the whisperer. To not be the two faced one. To not be the perceiver. To not be the one that says they are an outcast. To not be the one who wrecks womanly havoc because you are miserably on the inside. To not be what the world so desperately wants you to be.

Have you ever heard a group of men talk about women in general? I have and it's not very flattering. Especially if you are trying to portray a Godly women. "First of all let's remember you are dealing with a bunch of women." "You do realize you are working in an office full of women, what do you expect?" "When you deal with women you have to remember hormones, emotions, feelings, disaster!" "She is a women." It's discouraging. It's maddening. It's wrong, but oh so right. It's right because most of the time we are like they say. We have become this woman no body wants to be. We have become the trouble maker. We have become the walking hormonal disaster. {it's not wrong that we are hormonal it's the way God designed us, and it's very true a lot of women  have major hormonal issues - it's the way we handle this - we can handle them in a godly manner - we do have control over our mind, will, and emotions.} We have become the one who uses our womanly charms to get our under handed way. We have become that gossipy two faced manipulative girl. No one wants to be her. Why do we allow it? Why does this continue on? Is it insecurities? Is it envy? Is it jealousy? Is it unGodly competition? Is it just that mentality that because we are women we have to fight our way to get anything?

The truth of the matter is God is not in any of these behaviors. He called us to be peacemakers. He called us to be menders. He called us to be that steady reliable friend/wife/mother. He has called us to be a Godly woman.

A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman–who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. [Prov. 12:4; 18:22; 19:14.] (Proverbs 31:10 AMP)

Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]! (Proverbs 31:25 AMP)

She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction]. (Proverbs 31:26 AMP)

There comes a point in every "Christian woman's" life that they have to make a choice. Am I just going to get by on salvation and that be good enough for me or am I going to go after this full hearted, passionately, 100% and be the unwavering peacemaker trouble solving genuine "Godly woman" He has called me to be.

Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying], Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all. (Proverbs 31:28-29)

Think about any Godly women influences you have in your life. Whether it be family or friend or church family. What are their characteristics? How do they react to certain situations? How does their family perceive them? I bet they are honored, respected, and held of high regard. I want that! I want to be that woman! A Godly woman influence in my life is my Gran Gran. She knows when to overlook, she knows when to keep quiet, she knows when to love it through, she knows when servant hood will bring a victory, and she knows when to gently confront. She always sees the good in the person or situation; to the point of annoyance! I have even accused her in the past of always being against me and never taking my bratty side! That is how we should all be as Godly women. Seeing the best in other women. Willing to sense that one of our sisters might not be having the best day. Willing to intercede for them. Willing to bend our personality to make them feel wanted. Loving them. Truly loving them. Willing to admit we don't have it all together. Willing to admit we may need help. Willing to let offense slide by. Willing to let their worldly womanly behavior be overlooked in order to bring honor to our God.

Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised! (Proverbs 31:30 AMP)

I look at being created a woman as an honor. An honor I want to uphold. So I plead with you today. Don't be this fake horrible rude selfish woman the world wants you to be. Be a Godly woman that is searching for the heart of God day and night. Be nice! It's ok to get along with other women! It's ok the show compassion and be loving! And it's ok to receive help! You can't do it all alone! Let's teach other women peace and grace!

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. (Matthew 5:9 MSG)

Thanks for reading this devotion! I promise I am not bashing women! I am a woman, mom, pastor's wife, employee, sister, daughter, and friend - I have had plenty experience dealing with other women and the obstacles we face as being a woman! My only intention was to draw attention to our worldly flaws and how we can bind together and dive in together to be Godly women living Godly lives, have God honoring friendships, and be treasured by our family!

I would love to minister to you on this subject! You can email me at catmalonesellers@yahoo.com

God Bless you! You are an honored woman of God! Act like it! :)






1 comment:

  1. OUCH!!!!! Thank you for sharing Mary Catherine. A Godly woman is what I truly desire!!! I need to try harder as we all do :)))

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