{ Gender Matters } pt. 2

As I’ve been thinking about the next few posts in this series, I thought that I want to do a little study on what it means to be a true woman and a true man. I’ve written a couple posts on this before, but really wanted to dive into it today.

This post, is for all the girls/young ladies/women/old ladies out there.

First and foremost, I want to tell you something: no matter how you feel, Jesus made you a woman on purpose. While you may look at yourself and feel worthless, God created you on purpose and for a purpose, and you are loved, my friend.

Next, I know that many of you out there don’t really know what it means to be a real women of God, living out what He designed you to do. Now, I can’t fully go into it in this blog post, but I’ll try to at least give you somewhat of a definition of what a true Godly girl looks like.

1 Peter 3 is an amazing passage that talks about being a woman. Now, you may think it only applies to being a wife, but since we are the bride of Christ, it applies to us as well. 😉 1 Peter 3:3-4 says this: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

It’s not saying that we must be quiet all the time, but what Peter is getting at is that we must be content in our relationship with Jesus, knowing that He loves us and in Him we have all we need, so that we’re not loud and rambunctious and vying for attention. We must make sure our inner selves are beautiful (by praying, reading God’s word, and having a true relationship with Him) and not care as much about our outward appearance. If you struggle with this, submit yourself to Jesus and ask Him to help you overcome this idol. Strive to put Him first in all you do, and He will help you day by day. 🙂

Also this passage talks about submitting to men (specifically, in this case, your husband.). Whether/not you are married, letting men be the stronger vessel and us being the weaker vessel is something that we must do as women. The world definitely doesn’t encourage it, with the feminism movement and all, but if we don’t stand for true Godly women-hood and manhood, who will? God is telling us in His word that this is important, and it wouldn’t be in the Bible if it wasn’t something we should do. This isn’t saying women are weak, its just saying that we should let men lead and be the stronger ones.

To wrap it all up here is what my opinion (according to God’s word and revelation) of a Godly woman is: She is a woman who is strong in Jesus. She has a meek and gentle spirit, not being rude to others, not trying to win the affection and attention of others. Rather, she knows that her Father loves her and she is content in His love for her. She waits for the One that God has for her one day, and if she is already married, she loves and cherishes her husband. She lets the men in her life lead, by allowing them to carry heavy things for her, hold open doors, etc. Most importantly she prioritizes Jesus in her life and strives to please Him and Him alone.

Here are some tips to practically live as a Godly woman in our fallen world:

Read God’s Word and pray each day. Make Him a priority in your life and strive to please Him in all you do.

Let the men in your life lead/be strong. Let them hold doors, carry heavy books you have, pull out your chair, or do anything else they can to help you!

Dress in a respectable and modest way. This gains respect from those around you and shows that you honor the other people in your life and yourself to cover your body and keep sacred things sacred.

For more info on being a Godly woman, check out these links below!!

Girl Defined Blog – they also have a book that is extremely practical and inspiring and I highly suggest it!!

Truly Beautiful Ministries – this blog/ministry always reminds me I’m created on purpose and for a purpose and is so so encouraging!

My Other Blog Post On Femininity 🙂

 

Photo credit: Stock Snap

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “{ Gender Matters } pt. 2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s