To my sisters in the Lord,
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 at who made you do it. She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection.
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?” That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law,stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend, or co-worker, etc. That woman could 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 reads this will be touched in some way.
May the peace and love of Christ be upon you!
Lady Pamela Bowman
I came across this earlier today after I had been feeling rather sorry for myself that I had perhaps missed out somewhere in ways only God knows.
Maybe God has allowed this to come to a head at this time in my life because I have had time to realise and think.
You see, I have just spent the last 5 days in the hospital with my daughter who they thought had had appendicitus and in the end it wasn’t, but during the whole of this time in there I was feeling lonely and neglected by some.
It hurts, and I am having to deal with it…I know that God is with us, I know that He is my BEST friend and want only to do what is right…it just takes time to reach that point, well for me it does….
EDITED: I felt God’s leading to edit the original post as my emotions were ruling rather than the spirit.