Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30
There are so many things a woman can be today. There is almost no job a woman can’t do. (Legally, I don’t think there is one. Even a man watch model – she probably shouldn’t, but hey.) We have every right as a man to do whatever we want. I think my mom was like 40% feminist. She believed in Women’s rights, and women being strong willed and capable. I agree. Women should have rights, we shouldn’t get beat because we didn’t do the dishes, and we should have a say in our families lives, but my mom and I disagree on one thing. She told me since I was 5 that, “You don’t need a man to survive.” And, again, that’s true to an extent, but I have a couple of things about that, that are not true.
1. There is one man in my life that I absolutely cannot live without – Jesus. Now, I know she wasn’t talking about Jesus in this, but I’m just using this as an example. Everyone needs this man. Everyone needs to fall in love with Him and let Him guide their life. Hands down, best man ever.
2. Ladies – you do need a man to have a family. No man, No family. You shouldn’t be doing that out of wedlock. If you want a family, you must do that. So… putting it all together – you want a family – you need a man.
I don’t need Wesley for all the stuff around the house, I’ll be quite honest. I can fix the toilet just as good as he can. He’s no plumber. But, there is a lot of stuff around the house that I’d MUCH rather not do – like fix the pipes outside in the mud. Or mow. Or kill the big spiders and what not. I’ll let him do that for me. Its just the same as Wesley not needing me to cook. He could survive without me. (I mean it might be on peanut butter sandwiches, but he’d live). He lets me do that for him.
A woman doesn’t have to have anything in her life, besides Christ Jesus. He’s all. A woman gets to choose the people and things she puts in her life, which is great. Freedom is always good. I hope that people look at me and think – ‘now there’s a woman who fears the Lord.’ (I wanna side step here and define fear for you: reverence – not like actual, ‘I’m scared’, not like if you walked in and saw a 2″ wide spider on your couch – not that kind of fear). I want people to see me and know that I have reverence for my God, by the way I live my life (at work, home, and elsewhere). Its hard to do everything there is to do, and still have time to do what you want. That’s what it’s like to serve in the ministry.
We’ll talk about rest another day…
Ladies – serve God. Serve your families. Serve your husbands. Not because they deserve it, because they may not, but because God asks us too. Its not easy – but its worth it.