Being a woman is so complicated when it could be so simple.

The idea of “being a woman” has been dramatized, idealized,
underplayed, and overworked.

Usually, women, including myself, do
one of a few things:

1. Try too hard to be everything a man could
be (God didn’t make women to be like a man, but to compliment men)

2. Want nothing from a man to try to prove we need nothing from men
(God made woman from man, to depend on man and be his helpmate)

3.
Try to act more subdued, to be less of an “emotional burden” (
that’s called suppression and it’s the reason half of the female
population is certifiably insane)

4. Accept the fate of “being a
woman” and basically become a dog, with no intellectual thoughts or
ideas of their own, because a quiet woman is a good woman (NOT
true, look at Esther and Ruth)

None of these things are what beinga woman should be, none of these are true to self.

One of my favorite Christian books for women is Captivated, a popular book
for good reason. In the book, John and Staci Eldredge talk about
the heart of a woman, the things we as women really want. And there
are basically three main things women desire..

– To be romanced

-To be found captivating

-To be able to love the way God made us to without becoming a burden

While those things seem simple, women have been outvoted in all departments. We are rarely ever romanced anymore. Most guys are no longer gentlemen and have no desire to make a woman feel captivating, and few women are brave enough to
love the way we are meant to.

Staci talks about the heart of a woman and says, ” There is something fierce in the heart of a woman.” And she’s right. Women may be quiet or docile but cross
their man, their friend, or their family and it can get ugly. Women
are viewed as such fragile creatures, and granted should be treated
as such at times, but we, as women, are NOT weak!

It’s time we all realized, God made us because Adam wasn’t complete. Adam was in the Garden of Eden, in the presence of our perfect Lord, and was still
lonely. Wow. And the Lord loved him in such a way as to make
someone from scratch, specifically for man….woman. And it was
good and the Lord blessed it and the bond that came with it.

Do you hear me ladies? Men NEED us, WANT us, and most of all were BLESSED
with us. Be proud to be a woman, that is no small thing.

Bethany Dillion wrote a song that says, ” I want to be beautiful, and make
you stand in awe. Look inside my heart, and be amazed. I want to
hear you say, who i am is quite enough. I just want to be worthy of
love, and beautiful.”

All women want that. They want love, and they want beauty. We all want to be the great Beauty of someones story.

But it’s not a physical thing. It saddens me when i see girls who
will give themselves away to be called pretty or wonderful or told
they’re loved, but that is fleeting!

God’s love is perfect and divine, our true romance. He desperately wants us to save ourselves for the man He brings us, to wait until marriage to give ourselves
away.

It can be discouraging at times to wait for a guy when nobody
around you is waiting, but it’s right and good and pure and WORTH
IT.

I have never heard a girl who waited to have sex until marriage
say, “man i wish i wouldn’t have waited.” But I’ve had so many
friends say, “i wish i had waited…”

Being a woman is hard, but being a sacrifice for affection is unnecessary. There are good men out there girls, men of God, and when we are faithful to the Lord,
He is faithful to us! When we honor God with purity, he honors us
with unimaginable blessings!

That longing to be loved is an international feeling. We all wish for that, hope for that…that feeling to love and be loved.

Since i was a child my parents would tell me to pray for my future husband, and i have, continuously. I pray that he is a good, Godly man, loving and pure in heart,
everything God has for me. I pray he is protected and cherished and
that he has guarded his heart like i have guarded mine all these
years. I regret none of those prayers. I look forward to marriage
and the blessings it will bring.

But right now, I look forward to tomorrow, to the things the Lord is teaching me, bringing me, challenging me with. Time and time again, I’ve made the mistake of
putting idols, people, things in my life, before my God. And every
time he has to stop me dead in my tracks and say, “Jenny, it’s not
going to work like that.” He patiently waits for me to stop saying,
“Yes it is, watch, ill show you, i can do this.” and say, “Okay
Lord, you’re right, take back control of my life, i can’t do this.”

Girls, pray for your husbands, your futures. They need the
prayers, they need you already. Be pure. Wait and honor your
husband and God with the gift of purity. Don’t be discouraged, we
are made for great things.

Being a woman is wonderful, and a blessing…let God show you just what he can use a woman like you for. (I’ll tell you right now, it’s big)

Don’t put all your efforts into outward beauty. Be captivating inside.

At the depths of your heart be pure.

Be proud to be a woman, it’s an honor.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” – God (Jeremiah 31:3)

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